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12-July-2015
12-July-2015

Photographs supplied by Ian Bevege

A monument commemorates Sapper Clement (Bill) Coolburra as representative of the indigenous soldiers of North Queensland who served in World War Two.

It comprises the ‘Return to Country’ sculpted circle by Jennifer Mulchay and an engraved monolith with a story board.  

Location

Address:Mitchell & Isley Streets, Army Museum, Jezzine Barracks, Kissing Point, North Ward, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.238928
Long: 146.803443
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Jennifer Mulchay

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2013
Left Side Inscription
They Proved Themselves
Right Side Inscription

Return to Country  2013

Jennifer Mulcahy

This sculpture pays homage to the contribution made by indigenous soldiers.  The circular design signifies the spiritual bond that binds us to country, family, and tradition, and references the commonalities of shared experiences during wartime and on returning to country.

 

Source: MA
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