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  • Pat S
    4 contributions
    Great time -there was more to see than I expected. Lovely to see some old history being retained and displayed.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Kymbo1959
    Cradoc, Australia163 contributions
    Very well maintained and respected. A great time to sit and reflect. Seating around Eternal Flame provided ...
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,454 contributions
    Elizabeth Quay is intended to bring the river to Perth city. It is only a short walk from the Quay to the city, but the Quay now seems to becoming a multi-faceted real estate development. One of its main features is the Swan Bells. Visitors can also take the ferry across the Swan River to Mends St in South Perth. The ferry leaves from Elizabeth Quay. Fares are modest; seniors can travel free, off peak. Elizabeth Quay is on the northern side of Perth Water, one of the Swan River's largest expsanses of watder.
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,454 contributions
    Pioneer women are the unsung heroes of the West Asustralian frontier. They had to feed a family with limited resources, often not much more than rabbits and boiled wheat. It was often a lonely life, miles from anywhere; no phones or Internet. Any spare money usually went back into improving the farm. They had to nurse sick children, using primitive remedies. The recognition of these hardy women is long overdue.
    Written 7 March 2022
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  • Michael-4551
    Caloundra, Australia4,647 contributions
    Visited on Sunday 17th November. If you get the change stop and have a look at Barrack's Arch sitting proudly at top of St George's Terrace looking down over the CBD.
    Written 19 December 2019
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,031 contributions
    The statue to Queen Victoria is very similar to those sighted in other countries that we have visited. This particular example is a replica of her statue sculpted for the Royal College of Surgeons. It has a bas relief sculpture of Edward VII and Alexandra on either side. The statue was donated to Perth in 1902 by Allen Stoneham, mining entrepreneur. There are a number of inscriptions with the foremost inscription reading
    "Victoria Queen and Empress 1837 - 1901 During her reign Australia was colonized and federated"
    Written 17 April 2021
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,031 contributions
    This is a rather striking piece of art by Laurel Nannup. It depicts the arrival of European settlers to Perth, the Noongar people believing that the ships and people were their past ancestors returning from the sea.
    Written 23 April 2021
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,031 contributions
    I wish that abstract sculptures could be accompanied by an inscribed plaque that gave pertinent details of the object. I eventually located the information on the website of the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES).
    The original memorial dates to July 2000 and consists of a "granite arc representing the base of a burnt out tree and a ten tonne rock symbolising a flame, which reflects the impact and role of fire".
    The bronze sculptures of two firefighters were added later, an evocative scene that demonstrates the comradeship of the firefighters and also the pain of a lost colleague. A low wall has a commemorative inscription. The entire memorial is a dedication to those that have lost their lives serving the community.
    Written 18 April 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,454 contributions
    Thde Queen's Tree was planted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 27 March 1954. It was her first official trip to Australia. King's Park has many monuments. This tree is a River Red Gum, it is found all over Australia. The tree can live from 500 to 1,000 years. It is known for its durable, red-hued timber. In summer, its spreading branches provides shade and bees forage for nectar amongst its flowers. The River Red Gum is surely a symbol of longevity.
    Written 22 July 2021
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,031 contributions
    This artwork was installed in front of the Cathedral approx. 10 years ago and I have often wondered when passing just what it represented. Finally received an explanation which contradicted another version.
    It is an abstract interpretation of the legend of St. George and the Dragon and the triumph of good over evil. The black base depicts the body of the slain dragon, the steel pole St. George's lance and the the white billow his cloak and steed.
    The other opinion has the steel pole as St. George's lance, the white billow as the slain dragon wrapping itself around the lance and the black base as representing a fragmented landscape.
    All just confirms previous reviews of mine on abstract sculptures, I don't understand abstract art. Nevertheless an imposing piece by sculptors Marcus Canning and Christian de Vietri
    Written 24 April 2021
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  • KylieIsTravelling
    Perth, Australia3,808 contributions
    I’ve walked past this statue so many times whilst walking in Kings Park, and still don’t know the meaning behind it (I’m sure there is one).

    Unless you’re walking on the northern walkway of Kings Park, most tourists won’t see this statue or even know it’s there due to its location. Is it nice to see? Yes. Should you go out of your way to visit it, sorry but no.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,454 contributions
    The Jewish War Memorial was erected in 1920 to commemorate Jewish West Australians who died in World War I. The memorial consists of a column, topped by a globe with a Star of David. Although the Jews in Western Australia have never been very numerous, they have always answered the call to duty. General Sir John Monash, said to be the greatest Australian, was Australia's most prominent Jewish soldier.
    Written 6 July 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,454 contributions
    Before the Swan River Colony was established in 1829, the whole of the south-west of Western Australia was occupied by the Noongar people. Initially, relations between the British settlers and the Aboriginal people were amiable. When misunderstandings arose, the Noongars, led by Yagan, fought back. Yagan was killed in 1833. The area around Heirisson Island was known as Matagarup, because the river was "one leg deep." The Yagan statue was erected in 1984. The Swan River is of symbolic importance to the Noongar people. They believe it was created by the Wagyl, a dreamtime serpent. The statue of Yagan on Heirisson Island is in a bushland setting, just off the Causeway connecting East Perth and Victoria Park.
    Written 21 March 2021
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    This bronze monument is quite attractive. Many people enjoy looking at it.

    This is a tribute to all the sailors that worked on the ocean, Australians, Europeans and more.

    The statue shows a sailor holding a bag on his shoulder. he smiles and looks friendly.

    I liked that statue as well.

    It was worthwhile and I am happy that sailors are recognized.
    Written 19 June 2018
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,031 contributions
    This was the first War Memorial erected in Kings Park and dates to 1901.
    It commemorates WA soldiers killed in the South African (Boer) War between 1899/ 1902. The foundation stone was laid by the Duke of Cornwall and York who had visited Australia to open the Commonwealth Parliament. The original statue of a solder was replaced by the current replica in 1915. The Krupp gun was presented to WA in 1906 by the British Government. Various plaques and inscriptions adorn the monument.
    Written 17 April 2021
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