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Proclamation Train Memorial Sculpture.
The sculpture was commissioned to acknowledge and celebrate the 175th of the founding of Western Australia. After decades of agitation, the British Colony of Western Australia was awarded its own constitution in 1890. The Governor bought the documents by sea from London to Albany, (Albany is in the far South of the State), they were then taken by train to Perth, community celebrations were held at stopping points along the way; one of them being Chidlow, where this sculpture stands, which was the last point before Perth, representing a Robb’s N0. 3 A Class locomotive which pulled the train from Beverley to Perth.