Visit the impressive limestone sculpture of Sir John Forrest which sits in Saint Paul’s Place in the heart of Bunbury. Sculpted in 1979 by Mark LeBuse, the monument was commissioned to coincide with the 150th year anniversary celebrations. Capture the unique sculpture on camera and read the commemorative plaque that lies beneath.
Sir John Forrest was known as Western Australia’s favourite son. He was a surveyor, explorer and politician who played a significant role in shaping the future of the country.
Take a walk around Saint Paul’s Place to view the site of Saint Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral which was demolished in 1963. Discover the significance this site held to Sir John, who attended the church and school that stood here before the cathedral was built.
The Sir John Forrest Monument is easy to find on the corner of Victoria and Stephen Streets in Bunbury, which is a two hours south of Perth. Whilst in the historic town of Bunbury why not join the Heritage Trail walk. Depending on how much time you have you can take anywhere from two hours to two days to visit the fifty significant sites and historical buildings on the walk.