Tweed Heads Advance Australia Fair Memorial

Tweed Heads Advance Australia Fair statues and flagpole
Description

The memorial consists of five bronze statues of children positioned around a flagpole. It is set on a circle of paving, with a footpath connecting it to the Tweed Heads Anzac Memorial Fountain. The memorial is located in Chris Cunningham Park, where Anzac Day and other commemorative services are held.

The artworks were created by noted Australian sculptor Rhyl Hinwood. Hinwood has designed and produced many public artworks. She was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2006 for services to the arts as a sculptor, and for her teaching and support of students. Hinwood was born in 1940 and is based in Brisbane, Queensland. 

Materials
  • Bronze
Inscription

Plaque 1

"ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR"
Presented to the community by:
Twin Towns Services Club
Tweed Heads & Coolangatta R.S.L. and Women's Aux.
Tweed Shire Council
Proposed by: Julie Anthony AM. OBE
Sculptor: Rhyl Hinwood
16 April 2000

Plaque 2

These statutes depict the children of today
paying homage to the Australian flag
and giving thanks for living in freedom
and in a democracy -
A legacy from all Service Men and
Women who served this country
LEST WE FORGET

Address
Chris Cunningham Park
Wharf Street
Tweed Heads South NSW 2485
Local Government Area
  • Tweed Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Flag/flagpole
  • Statue/sculpture/artwork
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
2000
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
04/16/2000
Dedication date
16 April 2000
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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