Wonderfully Made Memorial

The Wonderfully Made Memorial is a place for families to pay tribute to those who have made the donation of their bodies to science. Its creation ensures that those whose loved ones have made one of the greatest gifts of all to humankind will have a beautiful place to remember them. The Memorial acknowledges the generosity of such a gift, which adds to major discoveries in biomedical research and education and provides a path to higher qualities of physical lives for generations yet to be born.

Wonderfully Made was officially opened on 10th April 2017 by The Hon. Bradley Ronald Hazzard, Minister for Health & Medical Research, and also attended by Dr Marie Dziadek, Chief Medical Officer of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The official blessing was conducted by the Most Rev. Bishop Terence Brady, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney.

The memorial takes its name from Psalm 139, Verse 14: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Encircling the area is a series of bronze rocks picking out the universal Scouting symbol for ‘Gone Home’. Orange roses, signifying passion, innovation, love and new beginnings drench the Memorial in a riot of fiery colour.

As you walk around the Memorial, you can see a series of bronze sculptures based on the same human body template but with parts missing. These sculptures align from a particular perspective to create a whole person.

Read more about Body Donation in this wiki article.

 

Gallery

Memorials

  • Cedar Lawn

    Cedar
    Lawn

    A quiet, restful place, overlooking the natural bushland, protected by an elegant sandstone wall.

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  • Karinya Gardens

    Karinya
    Gardens

    A beautiful resting place for children, beneath towering gums and sprinkled with sweet flowerbeds.

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  • Rose Garden

    Rose
    Garden

    One of the greatest symbols of love and remembrance, magnificent roses are everywhere.

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  • Stations of the Cross

    Stations of
    the cross

    A place of deep spiritual significance and one of the most important devotions of the Catholic faith.

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  • Tranquil Gardens

    Tranquil
    Gardens

    Deep within Woronora’s grounds, with native garden borders and gentle water feature.

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  • Gardens of Pieta

    Gardens of
    The Pieta

    A world class resting place… a masterpiece of grace and beauty.

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  • Serenity Walk

    Serenity
    Walk

    Native and tropical flora forms a lush, calming backdrop for reflection.

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  • Wollemi Lawn

    Wollemi
    Lawn

    Overlooking natural bushland, Australia’s ancient Wollemi Pines frame this charming space.

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  • Centenary Court

    Centenary
    Court

    An elegant structure, offering wonderful vistas from every direction.

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  • Garden of Angels

    Garden of
    Angels

    Fragrant white roses, azaleas and gardenias frame this simple and elegant spot.

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