Sunday, 21 March 2010

Fairfield, International Monument

The International Monument sits it Crescent Park, in the western suburb of Fairfield. The Fairfield National Society, which created the monument, was formed in 1968 by migrants from 16 nations. The group which later became the Fairfield Multicultural Society, were committed to a harmonious and coherent society, proud to be Australian yet enthusiastic to share and embrace cultural difference. Today is Harmony Day, part of the Diverse Australia Program that celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promotes the benefits of cultural diversity. It is celebrated annually on the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

16 comments:

  1. May all Australians have a happy and harmonious Harmony Day.

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  2. So interesting Monument and a great phtoto!
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Soo good to see you and read your comments.
    Have a great Sunday!
    Here is Saturday!
    Betty

    P.S. Oh, how I love your beautiful country!

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  3. Love the geometric pacing of this piece. Bravo!

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  4. Fantastic sculpture! Amazing how the angles and dimensions work.

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  5. Very nice photo! Thanks again for the ongoing tour!

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  6. A nice way to remember that we are all people!
    I really like your photos!

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  7. I don't particularly like the pedestal but the sculpture itself has some great shape!

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  8. I like that, our allegiance, new roots lie within Australia but we enjoy our heritage and culture from all over the world. Some people say, I am a world citizen I do not need a homeland. I like to call a country home and I am proud to call Australia home.
    I am not sure about the aesthetics of the the sculpture, something does not sing together. Anyway it is there and has a purpose and a reminder that we are sitting in the same boat.

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  9. great shot of great monument match with full details of historym,thanks alot for sharing.
    a happy weekend to you!



    hugs,
    blue

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  10. This has been a thought-provoking series for Harmony Day, Jim. You do it so well each year.

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  11. Thank you for this interesting entry of yours, with a beautiful photography as well.
    One would love to copy it on paper and hand it out to so very many people over here.
    A wonderful Sunday for you.

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  12. This is a great monument, happy Harmony Day, Jim. Long live Australia's Multi-cultural Society.

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  13. Great holiday! I like how they put in an 'A' for Australia ;D

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  14. Happy Harmony Day :). The sculpture is shaped like a bird... maybe a hornbill...

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  15. Kaori, I hadn't thought about the pedestal as an 'A' for Australia but it works for me. :)

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