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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.
|Address:||Mitchell & Isley Streets, Army Museum, Jezzine Barracks, Kissing Point, North Ward, 4810|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.238928|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Monument Designer:||Jennifer Mulchay|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2013|
They Proved Themselves
Return to Country 2013
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.