Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Ashfield, Explorers Park

Explorers Park is located on the corner of Parramatta Road and Liverpool Road in the inner west suburb of Ashfield. These roads are part of The Great Western Highway and the Hume Highway and are significant in Australia's history, where many European explorers began their journeys west and south. This garden features a folly with artwork depicting a map of Australia, early explorers on camels and Aboriginal trackers. The monument was created as part of Australia's Bicentennial celebrations in 1988, commemorating European settlement of Australia as we do today on Australia Day.


  1. Love the scene with the camels. Happy Australia Day! Paul at Leeds daily photo

  2. Interesting place!

    Wish you a great Wednesday!


  3. Cool monument. It's always good to see evidence of national pride!

  4. How beautiful a mean to measure time and life. Please have a good Australia Day.

    daily athens

  5. Hi Al! That's an interesting looking monument. It looks quite huge. Beautiful as well, nice design. Wonder if the designs carry any specific meaning?

    Have a nice day.


  6. This monument is like a gazebo comnnected to the end of a trellis. It sits on the corner of the park at the intersection of the two big roads. The figures depicted are explorers riding camels following Aboriginal trackers which showed them the way in the outback.


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