Eternal Flame was created by Ballarat sculptor Peter Blizzard as a marker of the end of WWII in the Pacific. Engraved into the bluestone shaped tile across the base of the statue is details about conflict areas where Australian Troops were active. The metal structure mimics a moving flame with it's polished golden hue, a feature included in many war memorials around the world. Peter Blizzard also designed the Prisoner of War Memorial in the South Gardens, Ballarat Botanic Gardens. The metal structure mimics the moving flame of polished golden hue that is present in war memorials around the world.
Eternal flame is aesthetically and historically significant to the people of Ballarat
Metal construction on bluestone tile base
Inscriptions & markings
Conflict areas for Australian Troops are engraved into bluestone shaped tile across the base of the statue.
- Ballarat's Historic Statues Walking Tour
- Peter Blizzard - A Retrospective ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9805378-3-3 published by the Art Gallery of Ballarat to coincide with the exhibition Peter Blizzard - A Retrospective held 31 October 2009 - 26 January 2010