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‘Heading South’ Statues at Hobart Harbour

With mourning huskies lying alongside, a crying seagull on top, and a forlorn, maybe even forgotten, pair of skis leaning up against it (alongside a pickax and rope), this monument pays tribute to the men who ventured off into the icy unknown. It was presented to the city to mark its links to the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic.

The artwork is part of an installation of several bronze pieces by long-time resident Stephen Walker. It’s actually two pieces: Seals and Penguins (1998) and The Bernacchi Tribute (2002).


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