Firefighters Memorial

Firefighters Memorial, Kings Park, Western Australia

Public Art : Firefighters Memorial (Also known as Firefighters Memorial Grove)

Sculptor : © Jon Tarry

Firefighters Memorial, Kings Park, Western AustraliaDescription : The Firefighters Memorial is built from local sandstone and granite. The layout of the design is like that of the stars of the Southern Cross. The central arc is designed to represent the base of a burnt out tree and the main feature, a 10 tonne rock, looks strikingly like a flame.

Date Unveiled : The Firefighters Memorial was dedicated on the 23rd of July, 2000.

Location of the Firefighters Memorial : Forrest Drive, Kings Park, Western Australia.

Background Behind the Firefighters Memorial : The Firefighters Memorial was built to celebrate the 100 years of Fire and Rescue services in Western Australia and to honour the men and women career fighterfighters and the volunteers who have given their all to protect the State.  Sculptor and artist Jon Tarry consulted with Aboriginal representatives of Kings Park before embarking on the project. Following advice he changed his choice of rock from red granite to Beelarup stone and Avon granite as it resided in Nyoongah country. During the dedication ceremony in 2000, the Minister for Emergency Services, the Honourable Kevin Prince and four firefighters placed their hands in wet concrete as a symbolic gesture and a lasting tribute to all firefighters.

Interesting Point to Note : The Pioneer Women's Mmeorial Fountain the Firefighters Memorial are the only two memorials in Kings Park that do not commemorate war!

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