RUSCONI’S MARBLE MASTERPIECE
(in Visitor Information Centre)
Taking 28 years to build the masterpiece was started in 1910 and finished in 1938. It is made entirely of NSW marble, in all, 20 different kinds. The architectural design is the builder’s own creation, yet he bore in mind the Baroque of the 17th Century, curves in preference to straight lines, heavy ornamentation, and the use of large amounts of varied coloured marble.
The masterpiece is a magnificent example of meticulous accuracy. No plans of any kind were used during its construction. Each section was finished then put away, for assembly on completion of the whole work.