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1890's Golfer

1890's Golfer

Burswood Park's historical links as the birthplace of golf in Western Australia is highlighted in the magnificant bronze sculpture of British golfing ledgend, Harry Vardon in the Clubhouse courtyard at the Public Golf Course. Visitors are welcome to visit the Clubhouse to view the sculpture and enjoy refreshments at the Vardon Cafe.

Shelley Taylor Smith

Shelley Taylor Smith - Commemorative Plaque.

Australia's Champion Marathon Swimmer Shelley Taylor-Smith won gold at the 1991 World Swimming Championships in the 25km distance swim in the Swan River, commencing and finishing on the Burswood Park foreshore.

Willem De Vlamingh, the Explorer who Named Perth's Swan River

The voyage of Captain Willem de Vlamingh to the unknown South Land in 1696 signifies one of the earliest European attempts to make cultural and commercial contact with the Australian continent. The de Vlamingh sculpture was unveiled by HRH the Prince of Orange on 12 January 1997 as a tribute to early Dutch seafarers and in celebration of the 300th anniversary of de Vlamingh's naming of the Swan River.

Skyline Sculpture

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