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17-September-2016 (Sandra Brown)
17-September-2016 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Neil Follett / Sandra Brown

The Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 


Address:23 Osborne Avenue (Cnr Osborne & Princess Avenues), Springvale R.S.L., Springvale, 3171
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.946523
Long: 145.146032
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Jenny Steiner, Melissa Thomas & Bill Thomas


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Front Inscription

In Memory Of Those Who Enlisted From Springvale

These honour boards have been
installed in honour of those who
enlisted from Springvale and to the
memory of those who died in the
defence of Australia.

April 2007

World War I
1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

World War II
1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

"Reflections of Service"
Cenotaph commissioned by RSL Springvale Sub- Branch 2003

A Good Joss Project
Designer and Principal artist : Jenny Steiner

Glass : Jenny Steiner and Melissa Thomas
Metal fabrication : Melissa Thomas and Bill Thomas

The cenotaph stands 4m tall and is built in stainless steel with the figures of the RSL Emblem (representing each service, Navy, Army, Air Force and Women) laser cut on each side panel and inset with 6mm laminated kiln-formed glass.  The kiln-formed glass has a recurring theme of red poppies and a distant view of war graves at the bottom of each panel.  Above these, the painted images depict personnel involvement in each service.  At the top of the cenotaph on all four sides is the Southern Cross and at the bottom of each side is the corresponding service emblem.  Water cascades down all round as "streaks of tears" into an invisible pond.  At night the cenotaph is lit from within creating a remarkable translucent and ghost-like effect.

The images on the glass have been chose to encompass most conflicts and key events e.g. 

Royal Australian Navy
Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship (DEMS) - WWI
"Battle"Class destroyer - Korea
Clearance Diving Team - 2002

Australian Army
916 Trooper B. G. Barrett, 11th Light Horse Regiment - WWI
Infantry in Tobruk - WWII

Royal Australian Air Force
Lancaster Bomber (`G` for George) 460 Sqn RAAF - WWII
Sabre Jet Fighter, 79 Sqn RAAF - Vietnam

WAAAF armourers fitting a gun - WWII
Nurses tending wounded Kokoda - WWII
RAAF female member of the Peace Keeping Forces L326255 FlgOff Carmel Flynn Somalia - 1990`s
Battalion on exercises in QLD - 2002


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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