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10-October-2013
10-October-2013

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The Memorial Park was constructed to commemorate soldiers from South Brisbane who died or were killed in World War One.

The resolution giving authority to secure the area of land opposite the South Brisbane Town Hall passed at a special meeting of the South Brisbane City Council on the 20th May 1921. It was also proposed that the park be divided into 1000 squares and that squares be sold for about 60 shillings for which a certificate be issued and all money raised would go to beautifying the park in memory of the South Brisbane members of the A.I.F. in the Great War. The park was officially opened and dedicated by the Governor-General, Lord Forster on the 6th August 1923. Part of the official opening was a tree planting by Lord and Lady Forster and the Mayor and Mayoress.
The Brisbane Courier, 24th May 1921, 6th August 1923.

Location

Address:Stanley & Sidon Street, South Brisbane, 4101
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.482297
Long: 153.025164
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Arbour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 6th August, 1923
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Memorial Park

 

Left Side Inscription
1914
Right Side Inscription
1918
Source: MA,SKP
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