The Post Office Square Memorial Wall explores the theme of communication and marks the site of the 1876 Overland Telegraph Repeater Station.
The artist worked with the community to capture the essence of the events of each decade through the memories of the people and the history of the region.
This project comprised a wall made from highly polished granite tiles with etched text on a sandblasted warm grey background and blue mosaic tiles in a wavy line through the centre.
In 2000 the Esperance Shire Council embarked on a project to construct a feature wall as part of a refurbishment of Post Office Square, with the wall situated on the eastern side of the square. The design development was funded by Arts WA in association with the Lotteries Commission.
Fremantle based Sculpture artist Anne Neil was commissioned by Council to design a memorial wall to celebrate the year 2000 and worked with Sandra Hill to create the wall.
Anne O’Neill gained a BA in Art and Design at Curtin University of Technology and in 1992 completed a Post Graduate Diploma in sculpture at the Australian National University. Anne held eleven solo exhibitions between 1988-2003 and completed a large number of sculptural and public art commissions both in WA and Canberra between 1992-2011
This is site 78 on the Esperance Arts and Culture Trail map.