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The Memorial Gates at Park Road were erected by the residents of the Stephens Shire as a permanent memorial to the men and women who served in World War One. A plaque was added to the gates in 1979 to commemorate those who served in World War Two, Malaya, Korea, Borneo and Vietnam.
The residents of the district assisted by the Stephens Shire Council recently erected gates at the railway entrance to the honour avenue and these were formally opened by His Excellency the Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan on the 21st May 1921. Prior to opening the gates and the memorial tablet, the Governor said that as he went through the country he found everywhere memorials to those who had fallen in the Great War. They told him two things - that in all parts of Queensland there was intense courage and readinees for self sacrifice and love country, and in more peaceful times the people remembered and honoured the fine qualities of these heroes.
The Queenslander, 21st May 1921
|Address:||Park Road, Yeronga Memorial Park , Yeronga, 4104|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.518168|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 21st May, 1921|
THIS PLAQUE HAS BEEN DEDICATED AS A MEMORIAL TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE DISTRICT WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945
MALAYA, KOREA, BORNEO AND VIETNAM
1948 - 1973
11th November 1979
THESE GATES HAVE BEEN ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF YERONGA AND DISTRICT AS A PERMANENT MEMORIAL TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE SUBURB WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR.