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Avalon RSL Cenotaph & Memorial Garden : 20-August-2012
Avalon RSL Cenotaph & Memorial Garden : 20-August-2012

Photographs supplied by Felicity Merchant

The war memorial and commemorative garden were commissioned in 2004 by the Avalon RSL Sub Branch. The memorial replaces the one erected in 1956, which itself was a replacement of the original 1948 memorial.

This memorial comprises a circular dome of green verdee granite surmounted by a bronze star. The stone is set on a sandstone base. It is surrounded by four memorial plaques for each of the Armed Services and the Merchant Navy, suggestive of the Southern Cross. Keeping watch over the memorial are three carved sandstone pillars with three green granite supports evoking the image of armed sentinels. The garden consists of Australian trees and native plants while rosemary from Gallipoli separates the memorial area from the entrance path to the club. The memorial pavers commemorate friends and relatives who enlisted to serve their country.


Address:Bowling Green Lane , Avalon Beach RSL Club, Avalon Beach, 2107
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.635278
Long: 151.328333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Richard Stutchbury (sculptor)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 2004
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Plaque 1 :

This community cenotaph and memorial honouring our servicemen and women, past and present ws dedicated by the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop Member for Mackellar 11th November 2004

Lest We Forget

Sponsored by : The Avalaon Beach RSL Sub Branch

Sculptor : Richard Stutchbury 

Plaque 2 :

In recognition of Commodore G. V. SLoper AM RAN (Rtd) who initiated and co-ordinated this memorial project

Plaque 3 :

This cenotaph was erected by the Avalon Beach RSL Sub Branch and is dedicated in proud and grateful memory of those who served

Lest We Forget

11th November 2004

Source: MA,NRWM
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