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25-April-2015
25-April-2015

Photographs supplied by Pupils from the Wisemans Ferry Public School, Macdonald Valley Public School & Maroota Public school / Felicity Merchant / Roger Johnson

The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial contains a sculpture of an ANZAC Soldier surmounted by an obelisk which was installed in 2014. The memorial also commemorates the centenary of ANZAC.

On the 5th. November 2010 at Wisemans’ Ferry, a committee was appointed for the raising of a suitable Memorial in memory of those men and women who departed the district to serve in all conflicts since Federation. It was decided to have a public launch of the project inviting supportive residents of the district including: Mr. Philip Ruddock, M.P. Federal Member for Berowra. Ms. Louise Markus, M.P. Federal Member for Macquarie. Mr. Ray Williams, State Member for Hawkesbury.

The committee, spearheaded by Wisemans’ Ferry resident and Vietnam Veteran Wayne Moore was comprised of residents of various backgrounds from the Wisemans’ Ferry District with one thing in common, they have shown to be ANZAC supporters with an understanding of the need to publicly record the names of those who served their country during a time of war.

The aim was to have the Memorial in place to mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landing and to record the names of the district servicemen and women who left their family life and farms to protect their way of life and freedom that we now enjoy.

Location

Address:Old Northern Road , Wisemans Ferry Public Reserve , Wisemans Ferry , 2775
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.38416
Long: 150.987446
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 2015
Front Inscription

SACRED
TO THEIR
MEMORY

Valour      Honour

This Memorial Was Unveiled On 25th April 2015
By Mrs. Dyras Thompson
To Commemorate The "Centenary of ANZAC"

Left Side Inscription

WISEMANS FERRY & DISTRICT 
WORLD WAR 1 NOMINAL ROLL 
& ROLL OF HONOUR
(Names)

 

POST WW2 NOMINAL ROLL
(Names)

Back Inscription
WISEMANS FERRY & DISTRICT 
WORLD WAR 2 NOMINAL ROLL

(Names)
Right Side Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE COMMUNITY OF WISEMANS FERRY IN MEMORY OF THE MEN & WOMEN WHO DEPARTED THIS DISTRICT AND IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES DURING THE
SOUTH AFRICA (BOER) WAR 1899 - 1902
THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 -1918
WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945
MALAYA/BORNEO 1948-1960
KOREA 1950 - 1953
VIETNAM 1962 - 1972
U.N. PEACEKEEPERS

"ODE"

THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

LEST WE FORGET
 

Source: MA,DVA
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