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.