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The "Gateway to the Hinterland"  sensory sculpture reflects the significance of shipping and agriculture in the region.


Address:York Street, Alison Hartman Gardens, Albany, 6330
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.022832
Long: 117.883344
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Technology
Designer:Jeffery Somerset-Healy


Actual Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Town of Albany
Community Arts Programme

This sculpture assemblage was designed by Jeffery Somerset-Healy constructed with assistance from the community and reflects the significance of shipping and agriculture in the development of the region.

It is a visual reminder of the town’s heritage 

The tension on the busy jetty, ship’s cranes, The sea, 
The gateway to the hinterland
Ploughed paddocks
A time passed….
Among the components used are century old timbers from the town jetty, old agricultural machinery and wharf fittings from the port.
I want this to be a sensory piece…to be touched, listened to, looked at and thought about
JS-H 1989.

Source: MA
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