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Yininmadyemi, Sydney

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  • Located in Hyde park is this rather impressive memorial dedicated to the aborigines that gave there lives during WW2 
    Located in Hyde park is this rather impressive memorial dedicated to the aborigines that gave there lives during WW2  more »
  • Yininmadyemi is an unusual monument in Sydney's Hyde Park. It is an artwork created by Tony Albert, an Indigenous Australian artist. It consists of four seven metre tall bullets made out of... 
    Yininmadyemi is an unusual monument in Sydney's Hyde Park. It is an artwork created by Tony Albert, an Indigenous Australian artist. It consists of four seven metre tall bullets made out of...  more »
  • This is an unusual memorial with its seven meter high aluminum bullets designed by an Aboriginal artist Tony Albert.It commemorates the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders who served in the... 
    This is an unusual memorial with its seven meter high aluminum bullets designed by an Aboriginal artist Tony Albert.It commemorates the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders who served in the...  more »
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  • Prefer the brozen traditional memorial sculptures. These ones are nice and all but just looks like giant toy bullets...
  • Different and modern memorial/ sculpture. Striking.
  • Info from COS website: YININMADYEMI Thou didst let fall is a significant new artwork by Aboriginal artist Tony Albert to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who served in the nation’s military. The artwork is composed of four standing bullets and three fallen shells. The bullet is a universal signifier for conflict. The arrangement of the bullets, with some standing and some fallen, represents those who survived and those who were sacrificed. The artwork also references the circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women when they returned to Australia. They were treated differently from their white Australian comrades who were given land for their service while Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were still having their land taken away. Hyde Park South has been chosen as the location for the artwork due to its status and historical significance. The site was once a ritual contest ground, a crossroads for traditional walking trails, and an important site for ceremony, gathering and camping. It is also home to the ANZAC Memorial. The artwork has the support of the Returned and Services League (NSW Branch) and the NSW Centenary of Anzac Advisory Council. The City acknowledges the continuing work of the Coloured Diggers, the Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association, and supports the Coloured Diggers march and commemorations. ARTIST Sydney-based Aboriginal Girramay artist Tony Albert’s family has over 80 years combined military service. The concept for the artwork comes from the artist, whose vision draws on the experiences of his family’s service in the Australian military. Tony Albert is working with Cracknell & Lonergan Architects who are assisting in the delivery of the artwork. Dr Anita Heiss, author of Life in Gadigal Country, is also working with the artist to write an inscription honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women that will be engraved on the base of one of the fallen bullets. Tony Albert and the City of Sydney also acknowledge Trisha Albert, author of Unsung Heroes for her initial research on the story of Tony’s grandfather Eddie Albert. Eddie enlisted and served in the Australian Army during WWII, and it is his story upon which Tony’s concept for the artwork is based.
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  • This massive sculpture stands in Hyde Park as a tribute to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander war veterans - its both moving and impressive.

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