Me­mo­rial artist picked

Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

GUILD­FORD’S Stir­ling Square is one step closer to be­com­ing the home of a me­mo­rial sculp­ture de­pict­ing the 10th Aus­tralian Light Horse Reg­i­ment.

The Guild­ford Light Horse Statue Com­mit­tee held a spe­cial event on Satur­day to an­nounce the se­lected sculp­ture artist, Charles Robb, along with an of­fi­cial ma­que­tte un­veil­ing.

Com­mit­tee chair­man Cr Char­lie Zan­nino said the City of Swan con­tributed $100,000 to the pro­ject.

It has also co-or­di­nated the en­tire ten­der­ing process for the pro­cure­ment of the artist.

The com­mit­tee com­prises City of Swan rep­re­sen­ta­tives, com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Guild­ford As­so­ci­a­tion and Swan Guild­ford His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and mil­i­tary his­to­ri­ans.

The com­mit­tee needs to raise another $250,000 through dona­tions to meet the costs of the pro­ject.

Mayor David Lu­cas said Guild­ford had a rich An­zac her­itage and was a fit­ting lo­ca­tion for the me­mo­rial.

“The 10th Light Horse Reg­i­ment was formed and trained in Guild­ford prior to ship­ping to the Mid­dle East,” he said.

“The Guild­ford As­so­ci­a­tion has cam­paigned for this com­mem­o­ra­tive pro­ject for a num­ber of years and the City is proud to sup­port their com­mu­nity-led ef­forts.

“This me­mo­rial recog­nises and com­mem­o­rates the area’s won­der­ful lo­cal his­tory, with recog­ni­tion of the lo­cal sig­nif­i­cance of the Bri­gade and the com­mit­ment and sac­ri­fice of those who served for Aus­tralia.”

Mid­land MLA Michelle Roberts said the his­toric pro­ject was a real tourist at­trac­tion for Guild­ford and would com­ple­ment the prospec­tive her­itage list­ing of Guild­ford.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d485961

Swan Guild­ford His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety cu­ra­tor Paul Bridges, City of Swan Cr Char­lie Zan­nino, Bar­bara Dun­das from the Guild­ford As­so­ci­a­tion, Mid­land MLA Michelle Roberts, Celia Miller from the Swan Guild­ford His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and ad­viser Lau­rens West with a model of the sculp­ture.

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