Artwork In Hyde Park To Honour Aboriginal And Torres Strait Diggers

By March 30, 2015 Events
A dramatic sculpture featuring marble and steel bullets will be unveiled in Hyde Park next week as a tribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women, ahead of next month’s Anzac Centenary.
Yininmadyemi (pronounced yinn-in-madj-amee), by Aboriginal artist Tony Albert, features four seven-metre tall, 1.5 tonne bullets and three fallen shells to represent the diggers who returned to Australia and the ones who lost their lives.
WHEN: Tuesday 31 March 2015, 9.30am-11am
WHERE: Hyde Park South, Elizabeth Street (side near Anzac Memorial)
WHO: Lord Mayor Clover Moore; His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of NSW; Artist Tony Albert; Eora Journey curator Hetti Perkins; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diggers; and representatives from the RSL and Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
Run Order:
9.30am Welcome to Country9.35am Smoking ceremony

9.40am Performance

9.45am Welcome address

10am Address

10.05am Reading

10.10am Performance

10.15am The Ode of Remembrance

10.20am The Last Post

10.24am Minute of silence

10.25am The Rouse

10.30am Laying of floral tributes, official ceremony concludes

10.40am Individual media opportunities

*Times are approximate. Numerous people will be available to interview after the launch.

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