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(Diane Watson)
(Diane Watson)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Sandra Brown

The Blackall War Memorial originally commemorated those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. It was unveiled on the 25th April 1927 by Mr. J. Minnis, an ex-mayor of Blackall and a returned soldier.

The honour roll of the those who lost their lives during World War Two was added at a later date. The memorial was rededicated on the 25th April 2009.

At a meeting of the War Memorial Committee on the 16th February 1927, the tenders for the war memorial which is to be a Cleopatra's needle type in grey granite was considered and the tender given to Petrie Brothers (Brisbane). The work was to commence immediately for unveiling on Anzac Day.  
The Longreach Leader, 18th February 1927

Location

Address:Landsborough Highway & Hawthorn Street, Blackall Memorial Park, Blackall, 4472
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.425748
Long: 145.468597
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1927
Front Inscription

Fallen Comrades

1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription
Their name liveth for evermore
Back Inscription

Fallen Comrades

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Source: MIV, QWMR, MA
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