Bendemeer Memorial GatesPrint Page
The Memorial Gates commemorate service personnel who have served in various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. Behind the gates are a number of cairns containing names of individual soldiers.
The gates were originally erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One. Honour Rolls commemorating those who served in World War Two and later conflicts were added at a later date.
Bendemeer Memorial Gates. The opening ceremony in connection with the above took place on Monday last (Anzac Day), in the presence of a large crowd. The structure, which is of brick with marble tablets inscribed with 31 names of volunteers, is situated on the eastern side of the village, and is overlooking the beautiful McDonald River. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. Murray, and speeches were given by Messrs. D. Dixon, J. A. Ryan, A. Hamilton, A. Osborne and Carlon. The latter gentleman, in the course of his remarks, said, "There was not a wasted life among our dead soldiers. My idea of a wasted life is one which goes through life without a thought for others."
The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW),
3 May 1927.
|Address:||Havannah Street, War Memorial Park, Bendemeer, 2355|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -30.879097|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 25th April, 1927|