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Photograph - Digital Image - Homefront: Justin the Tracker Dog

From the Collection of Greensborough Historical Society 34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty Lower Plenty Victoria

Description
Digital copy of colour photographs
Object Registration
6127
Keywords
greensborough war memorial park, war memorials, homefront project
Historical information
"Homefront" is the name of the group of chainsaw statues in Greensborough's War Memorial Park. Banyule Council initiated the project. The sculptures were designed by Amanda Gibson, carved by Hikaru Kodama and Leigh Conkie. This sculpture 'Justin the Tracker Dog" represents the 11 tracker dogs in the Vietnam War. The names of all dogs are on the base of the statue. All dogs were black Labradors rescued from Sydney pounds and named after Roman emperors. Justin was carved by Leigh Conkie. Stainless steel collar forged by Roland Dannenhauer.


When Made
11/07/2018
Made By
Marilyn Smith (Maker)
Significance
The Homefront project replaces Leigh Conkie's original chainsaw sculptures in War Memorial Park.
Last updated
26 Jun 2019 at 7:36PM