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20-July-2017
20-July-2017

Photographs supplied by Mary Beaven
The West Torrens Memorial Gardens were dedicated in memory of the fallen and those who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The garden was dedicated in 1951 and in 2000 a memorial stone was unveiled to commemorate the formal naming of the gardens. 

As a result of a conference last night between representatives of the West Torrens Council, district sub-branches of the RSL and the Fathers' Association, plans for the construction of a garden Centre as a war memorial on 3 acres of land south of the West Torrens Council chambers will be submitted for approval to the next meeting of the full council on March 25. The area on which it is proposed to construct the memorial is at the corner of Brooker Terrace and Rowland Road, Hilton. The plans embody, as a central design, a memorial garden with a cross of sacrifice in the background.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 5 March 1947.

Location

Address:Brooker Terrace, Hilton, 5033
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.933302
Long: 138.561483
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th April, 1951
Front Inscription
THE CITY OF WEST TORRENS
MEMORIAL GARDENS

Plaque: 

THIS STONE COMMEMORATES THE FORMAL NAMING OF THIS AREA BY THE WEST TORRENS COUNCIL AS THE
CITY OF WEST TORRENS MEMORIAL GARDENS
UNVEILED ANZAC DAY 2000
T.M.STAR                   REECE JENNINGS
CITY MANAGER         MAYOR

LEST WE FORGET
This stone was donated by the Panarcadian Association of SA
"KOLOKOTRONIS"

Inscription in Proximity
(On War Memorial)

                    LEST WE FORGET
THIS MEMORIAL GARDEN WAS DEDICATED
                              AND
THE CROSS OF SACRIFICE UNVEILED
                                BY
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR SIR CHARLES W.M. NORRIE
K.C.M.G. C.B. D.S.O. M.C.
SUNDAY APRIL 15TH 1951
VERNON S. SHEPHARD   C.R.J. VEALE
TOWN CLERK                    MAYOR
Source: TOH, MA
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