Design Development

The development for the design for the HMAS Sydney Memorial is discussed in detail with the information provided from the archives of Smith Sculptors in the form of documents and diary entries.

To view these documents, please follow the ‘view here  ‘ links below


Date Title Web Pages
January 31st 1999: First Meeting with Jim Patterson, President elect of Rotary Club of Geraldton & his wife Elaine at our Studios, Gidgegannup View Here
March 10th 1999: First Site Visit: Dedicated Memorial Site photo & Artists Impressions View here
March 10th 1999: Presentation: Smith Sculptors Presentation to Rotary Club of Geraldton with credentials and past work View here
March 11th 1999: Commenced Designing Memorial: Smith Sculptors actually started Designing The Memorial on their drive back to Perth! View here
March 14th 1999: Letter to Patterson’s Inspiring Site Visit by Smith Sculptors to Geraldton. View here
March 16th 1999: Formal letter to Rotary Geraldton by Smith Sculptors re meeting. View here
March 20th 1999: Rotary Club of Geraldton: Initial design suggestion View here
April 15th 1999: First Design Presentation By Smith Sculptors of The HMAS Sydney Memorial to Rotary Club of Geraldton View here
April 15th 1999: Initial Design Concept: HMAS Sydney Memorial – Written Concept View here
April 15th 1999: Initial Design Concept: HMAS Sydney Memorial – Graphic Concept View here
May 4th 1999: Congratulations Letter to Smith Sculptors for their concepts from Chairman of HMAS Sydney Memorial Steering Committee. View here