www.monumentaustralia.org.au

 

The number of monuments currently recorded is 24004

The Monument Australia website is a historical and educational research site which records the public monuments and memorials in all Australian States and Territories under various themes.   These public monuments and memorials were erected by a public desire to commemorate people or events.     

Monuments and memorials reflect important values within the community that should be documented and preserved, and this website aims to help in the preservation of this aspect of the cultural history of Australia.  

We do not record monuments or memorials that have been erected by families to commemorate family members.  We consider these to be private monuments.  Also, historical plaques which do not commemorate an event are not recorded either.

While every effort is made to validate the entries, we have been unable to personally verify every entry due to the vastness of the country and our limited resources. 

Searching the website 

You can search for monuments in two ways

The monuments are categorised by the following themes.

Conflict

Conflict

This theme records monuments related to all the wars and conflicts in which that Australia has been involved.

Culture

Culture

This theme records monuments related to the culture of Australia.

Disaster

Disaster

This theme records monuments related to the natural and technological disasters that have occurred in Australia.

Government

Government

This theme records the monuments related to the legislative government of Australia.

Landscape

Landscape

This theme records monuments related to the exploration and settlement of Australia.

People

People

This theme records monuments erected in Australia to individual people who are either Australian citizens or foreigners.

Technology

Technology

This theme records monuments related to the technological discoveries, and the scientific and agricultural achievements in Australia.

 

Monument Australia is a privately funded website and is not connected with any Commonwealth, State or Local Government Department or Agency.