Penny and Pounder sculpture
Public Art: Penny and Pounder sculpture
Sculptor: © Greg James
Description: The Penny and Pounder sculpture features two life size sculptures
of a black swan and a red kangaroo. Both are constructed from discs of steel. The sculpture is a
reflection of the Victoria Park Post Office's historical past and a link to their stamp series.
The post Office was built between 1912-13 which was around the same time as the final printing of the
Western Australian series of Black Swan stamps 1854-1912. The Black Swan was replaced with the Australian series
of Kangaroo stamps 1913 – 1946.
Date Unveiled: 28th of June, 2012.
Location: You can't miss Penny and Pounder, they are
right outside the Victoria Park Post Office, Albany Highway, Victoria Park, Western Australia.
Town of Victoria Park
Artist: Greg James
Title: Penny and Pounder
Stamp emblems that date the construction of the Post Office
Opened : 28 June 2012
Artist's Statement : “The use of the iconic Swan and Kangaroo reflect
the stamps that effectively date the building of the Post Office and carry through the historic theme. The Swan is
in a walking stance, positioned near the kangaroo, as if it has become redundant and is perhaps heading back to the