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06-November-2019
06-November-2019

Photographs supplied by Michael Kuilboer

The sculpture "Bronze Horse At Work " depicting a Clydesdale horse, the ploughman and his dog commemorates the part played by the Clydesdale horse in opening up the wheatbelt of Western Australia.

It was completed in 2001 to coincide with the Centenary of Federation.

Location

Address:Great Eastern Highway, Pioneer Park , Merredin, 6415
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.483194
Long: 118.279325
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Artist:Robert Hitchcock

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th November, 2001
Front Inscription

Merredin`s Bronze Horse At Work 

The sculpture honours the part played by the Clydesdale horse in opening up the wheatbelt of Western Australia.

This project was made possible mainly by the untiring fund raising efforts of local woman Barbara Abell and the generosity of John Rutherford.  Contributions have been made by the community and ex-residents of Merredin.

This project commemorates the centenary of Merredin.
15th March 1991, and was completed and unveiled to co-inside with the Centenary of Federation, 2001.

Unveiled by Clarrie Whitehead
Robert Hitchcock Sculptor

10th November 2001

Source: MA
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