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Ariah Park : 26-03-2014
Ariah Park : 26-03-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Roger Johnson

Ariah Park War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally unveiled to commemorate those who served in World War One.

Monument characteristics :

The monument is a Carrara marble obelisk on three steps, with a statue of a World War One Australian infantryman at the top.

The township of Ariah Park has awakened to its obligations to those who served in the great war in the way of a memorial, and they have erected a monument in the main street that would be a credit to any city. It takes the form of an Australian infantryman in marble, generously supported and well founded the total height being 18ft. The roll of honor, on marble tablets let into the main stone, contains 139 names, of whom over 25 per cent unfortunately, were killed in action—a percentage probably unequalled in the Commonwealth. The unveiling takes place on Wednesday, October 15, and the Committee has secured Chaplain Wm. McKenzie ("Fighting Mac") to perform the ceremony. A Parliamentary party will also attend, and a grand gala day has been arranged.
The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette (NSW), 7th October 1919.

Location

Address:Coolamon & Pitt Streets, Ariah Park, 2665
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.347942
Long: 147.221292
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:A.Casagrande
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 15th October, 1919
Front Inscription

This Monument was
      ERECTED
BY THE CITIZENS OF
ARIAH PARK AND DISTRICT
TO COMMEMORATE
THE NAMES OF HER SONS
  WHO LEFT HERE
TO FIGHT IN THE CAUSE OF
LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919.

 "Lest We Forget" 

(lower plaque)

Unveiled by LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CHAPLAIN
WILLIAM Mc KENZIE M.C.
"Fighting Mac."
ON 15TH OCTOBER 1919.

(black marble base inscription )

WOMEN 1939 -1945                 VIETNAM 1962-1973

      (Names )                                      (names) 

Left Side Inscription

[ Names]

BAPAUME BULLECOURT FLEURBAIX
HILL 60       MESSINES     PERONNE
POZIERES  PASSCHENDALE  POLYGON WOOD
SOMME    ST QUENTIN     YPRES
VILLIERS-BRETTONEAUX   NORTH SEA

(black marble base inscription ) 

WORLD WAR II         1939 - 1945 

(Names) 

Back Inscription

[ Names]

GALLIPOLI  LONE PINE AMMON
DAMASCUS  EL ARISH  EL SALT
ESDRAELON  GAZA  JERICHO
JERUSALEM  MACHDABA  RAFA
ROMANI  SOLLUM  INDIAN OCEAN

(black marble base inscription)
 WORLD WAR II                          1939 -1945

(Names) 

Right Side Inscription

[ Names]

SECOND
WORLD WAR
1939 1945
TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE AND IN
HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF
ARIAH PARK AND DISTRICT WHO SERVED
IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.

(black marble base inscription) 

WORLD WAR II         1939 - 1945

(Names) 

Source: MA,NRWM
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