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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.
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Feb 18 2014 14:01 GMT Papagena
An interesting history !! It's funny to remember that those were the trains in the 19th century !!
Feb 18 2014 20:32 GMT MargNZ
Great memorial sculpture John :)
Feb 19 2014 05:43 GMT Annamaria
Great history! Beautiful art!!

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