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Sir Charles Court statue revealed

CHRIS THOMSON

UPDATE STORY: STATUE UNVEILED – FIVE MONTHS AFTER ONEPERTH.COM.AU SNEAK PREVIEW.

The first pictures of the long-awaited statue of late Liberal premier Sir Charles Court can now be revealed.

The statue was first promised by now-ousted Labor premier Alan Carpenter in February 2008 in the aftermath of Sir Charles’ death in December 2007.

However, wrangling over where the memorial should be located has delayed its start date by three years.

Now that a location at the corner of St Georges Terrace and Mount Street in Perth has been chosen, oneperth.com.au can reveal construction is scheduled to start next month.

The pictured statue is of a slimline Sir Charles, with a girth consistent with the early years of his 1974 to 1982 reign as premier.

The statue will be accompanied by a platform (pictured above, background) to explain highlights of Sir Charles’ time as premier – including Woodside’s agreement to develop the North West Shelf in 1980.

September has been slated for the monument’s completion.

The statue has been sculpted by Fremantle-based Tony Jones who crafted the river-bound ‘Eliza’ at the site of the former Crawley Baths, off Mounts Bay Road.

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