Coastal landmark turns 70

December 19, 2023 11:39 am in by

One of the North-West Coast’s most iconic manmade landmarks is celebrating its 70th birthday.

Ulverstone’s Memorial Clock, which also doubles as the town’s Shrine of Remembrance and war memorial, was designed by Slovenian immigrant Cvetko Mejac.

Situated at the intersection of Reibey Street, Risby Street, and Alexandra Road, the clock tower can be seen, with its distinctive red flame-like top, and heard when it chimes, from much of Ulverstone.

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Work on the structure started in July 1953 and was completed only six months later in January 1954.

The Central Coast Council will celebrate the 70th anniversary on Sunday, Christmas Eve, between 11 am and 12pm at The Wave public sculpture outside Hive, on the North-West side of the monument.

There’s more details on the council’s Facebook page and website.