Maltese War Memorial 1994

CHESTER, Max

Registration number

1562328

Artist/maker

CHESTER, Max

Title

Maltese War Memorial

Production date

1994

Medium

timber

Dimensions (H x W x D)

600 x 400 x 500 cm

Credit line

Erected by the governments of Australia and Malta, the City of Melbourne and the Maltese community of Melbourne, 1994
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Maltese War Memorial, Shelter of Peace, 1994, George Cross, World War II, WWII

Summary

Location: Birdwood Ave, Kings Domain

Designed by Max Chester and also known as 'Shelter of Peace', the Maltese War Memorial is an open timber structure across a pathway, with wooden panels either side. It pays tribute to the people of Malta and to those who served in defence of the country during World War II.

It was erected with the support of the Maltese and Australian governments, the City of Melbourne, ANPAS Group (Frank R. Gatt), Calleja Transport, Econo Mix, Mid Med Bank, Olex Cables, Plamer Tube Mills, Sims Metal, Smorgon Arc, Chasmic PTY LTD and the Maltese Australian Association.