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The Ulverstone Memorial Clock Tower

Ulverstone Memorial Clock TowerThe Ulverstone War Memorial Clock Tower is certainly one of the North West Coast's most well-known landmarks.

Constructed as a memorial to those who served in World War II, the memorial clock also incorporates the World War I memorial which stood on the same site. Designed and constructed by European migrants, the clock tower is unique in Australia.

The construction incorporates features representing the three armed forces, liked together by chains and surmounted by a traditional laurel wreath. The clocktower was cleaned and refurbished in recent years and stands at one of the town's main intersections at the eastern end of Reibey Street where is it positioned at the Centre of a roundabout.

 

The Big Penguin

The Big Penguin is located on the seaside of the lovely town called Penguin.

It was erected to celebrate the centenary of the proclamation of the town on the 25th October, 1975 when the population reached 3,000 people.

It stands over 2 metres tall and is a popular attraction in Penguin for photographers.

 

Penguin Uniting Church

The Old Penguin ChurchThe Penguin Uniting Church is a landmark, overlooking the beach and Bass Strait.

The architect of the building was Mr J. Macfarlane of Melbourne and the contract was awarded to Mr F. Steven for the sum of 645 pounds. The building ran unto financial difficulties and completion of the project was delayed. The Church was opened on 10th May 1903 with the final cost of 1100 pounds.

The square tower contains the staircase to the upper seating area. The square spire is approximately 16 metres high. The external walls are bullnosed weatherboards and the window sills are made of Huon Pine. The building consists of an octagonal congregational auditorium with planned seating for approximately 400 downstairs and 100 upstairs.

Local timbers have been used inside including blackwood, celery top pine and Tasmania Oak.

Leven River Cruises - Discover the Leven River

The Leven RiverContact Details:

Phone: Ulverstone Visitor Centre (03) 6425 2839

Mobile: Kim Haines 0400 130 258

Or book online through their website.

Website: http://www.discovertheleven.com/