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5. Kwakwaka’wakw Totem Pole Victoria Park Sydney 1964

Totem Pole, Victoria Park Sydney 1964
Totem Pole, Victoria Park,
Sydney

In September 1964, the Government of Canada in association with the Canadian West Coast Timber Trade presented a six-metre high totem pole to the people of Sydney on the occasion of National Timber Week.

The totem pole, which is located in Victoria Park near the intersection of City Road and Broadway not far from the University of Sydney, was presented to the Lord Mayor of Sydney, the Honourable H. F. Jensen on September 17, 1964.

The totem pole was carved by Simon Charlie, a Quamishan man of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation from Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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2010-10-06