The nominated scheme by Crossley Architects for the Queen's Park Memorial Entry in Maryborough has been released to the public. The scheme is an engaging weathering steel sculpture, with laser cut imagery, forming a silhouette of the Anzac Cove Hills. The sculpture comprises integrated concrete and stone seating, planters and sections of arbour. The arbour serves as a permanent and living reminder that places, people and attitudes change, grow and soften with time. This is an excellent metaphor for memorials that we must never forget the past sacrifices but must also acknowledge the healing, forgiving and benefit that these sacrifices have made possible.
Stage 2 of Duncan Chapman Memorial is 8m Tall
An eight metre high representation of the three ridges of Anzac Cove is a towering feature of concept images released on Monday for the second stage of the Duncan Chapman memorial.
The Queen's Park statue of the Maryborough man who was first Anzac ashore at Gallipoli has been paid for by a surge of community funding in a short appeal.
That will be shown to the public in "Dawn of the Anzac" tributes on April 24-25.
The statue will be the centrepiece of Stage Two, described on Monday by Minister Assisting the Premier Glen Elmes as head and shoulders above any other Queensland project to commemorate the Anzac centenary.
Behind will be representations of three 9th Battalion boats that first touched shore.
Galleries between the three ridge panels will tell the story of Anzac and a memorial walk will lead to the Cenotaph through a recreation of a Western Front trench.
Concept plans for the project, estimated to cost between $1 million and $1.5 million, were unveiled on Monday by Maryborough Mayor Gerard O'Connell.
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