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Separation Memorial

Artist unknown
Mixed stone sculpture
Flagstaff Gardens

Flagstaff Gardens is a heritage site of much significance to Melbourne. It is the oldest public gardens, the settlement's first burial site and the place at which the flag would be raised to signal an incoming ship. Flagstaff Gardens was also the site from which news of Victoria's separation from NSW was signalled to Melbourne residents through the lighting of a great bonfire. This sculpture was created to mark the centenary of the proclamation of separation.

City Of Melbourne