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22-April-2012
22-April-2012

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Roger Johnson

Blackheath War Memorial Arch commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The arch was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. 

The foundation stone for the Blackheath War Memorial Arch was set by Australia's former war-time Prime Minister William (Billy) Hughes in 1928 and unveiled the following year by the NSW Governor. Construction delays and unavailability of the State Governor delayed the unveiling until one month after Anzac Day in 1929. The memorial arch cost local residents ₤300. 

A quiet but impressive ceremony marked the laying of the foundation stone of the Blackheath Soldiers' Memorial Arch, by the Rt. Hon. Wm. Morris Hughes, on Saturday afternoon, befitting a function carried out on the eve of the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, ten years ago. 
The Blue Mountain Echo (NSW ), 13 November 1928. 

Location

Address:Great Western Highway & Hat Hill Road, Blackheath Gardens, Blackheath, 2785
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.632936
Long: 150.284923
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Major General Sir Charles Rosenthal, Rutledge and Beattie.
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th May, 1929
Front Inscription

LEST WE FORGET 1914 - 1918

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

This Stone Was Set On
10th November 1928
BY THE RIGHT HON W M HUGHES P.C.  K.C.  M.P.

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

WORLD WAR II
KOREA
MALAYA

This Memorial Was Dedicated
On 25th May 1929
By His Excellency
ADMIRAL SIR DUDLEY DE CHAIR K.C.B.  M.V.O.
Governor of N.S.W.

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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