Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Immigrant Family

celebrating Austalias immigrants posted by Mike HitchenThis somewhat parochial sculpture was commissioned to celebrate Australia's immigrants and their outstanding contribution to the development of this country


Kath Lockett said...

There is a very similar one of an Italian family at the base of the Rialto building in Collins Street, Sydney.

It's not as 'happy' as this one. The father has been in Australia for a while and is standing there, waiting for his wife and children. The youngest child is only very small and is depicted hiding behind his mother's legs, having no memory of his father. It is really quite a moving monument.

Mike Hitchen said...

Hi Kath, many thanks for that info, I have not been that way for ages - think I will check it out