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The Storyteller


This beautiful sculpture of Dame Mary Durack shows the historian and author engaged in a dialogue with her 'young self' - taking on the role of ancestor and passing on the history of Western Australia through her book, The Swan River Saga.

One of the earliest park sculptures, the work was designed in 1996 by Charlie and Joan Smith.



The inspiration for this sculpture is Dame Mary Durack, renowned Australian author, engaged in a dialogue with her 'young self' as a child. As an adult she represents an ancestor passing on the family history. The two 'Mary's' share a sense of purpose; their attention is rivetted to each other, and on the manuscript - 'Swan River Saga'. In this and her other works, Dame Mary captured the essence of life in Perth's pioneer days.











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