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Townsville Cenotaph
Townsville Cenotaph

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Helen Dennett

In 1923-24 a memorial clocktower was erected in the park, to the west of the bandstand. The memorial was financed by public subscription, and was designed and constructed by monumental masons Melrose and Fenwick of Townsville.

The design had been finalised by September 1923, and the monument was completed by ANZAC Day 1924, when it was unveiled and dedicated by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan.

The clock has been replaced by copper plaques bearing the badges of Australian fighting services. Around the outer perimeter of the memorial are 27 small plinths holding bronze plaques.

Location

Address:The Strand, ANZAC Park, Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.254772
Long: 146.821840
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Melrose & Fenwick

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th April, 1924
Source: MIV,SKP,QWMR
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