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03-February-2019 (Sandra Brown)
03-February-2019 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers / Sandra Brown

The Memorial Rotunda was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.  The rotunda contains marble honour rolls of those who served. An Australia Remembers plaque has been added to commemorate those who served in World War Two.

The memorial band rotunda, in the Branxton Park, and the marble slabs bearing the names of all the soldiers who enlisted in the district, were unveiled on Saturday afternoon by Councillor. T. Brown, President of the Cessnock Shire Council, before a large attendance. Dr. Wood submitted the financial statement and stated that the memorial funds were in credit £46 after paying all expenses.

He explained that the long delay in not having the unveiling ceremony was through the inability of the committee to secure all the names of the soldiers. Mr. W. F. O'Hearn, M.P. congratulated the residents on having decided on such a useful monument. He expressed the opinion that the returned soldiers were not being cared for as they should be, especially by the people who boasted they would support them on their return from the war.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 
25 June 1923.


Address:John Rose Avenue, Branxton Park, Branxton, 2335
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.654892
Long: 151.351412
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd June, 1923
Front Inscription

Erected in honor of those who left this District to serve their King and Country in the Great War

1914 - 1919 

And in memory of those who fell

Left Side Inscription
Australia Remembers
1939 - 1945
Back Inscription

The ANZAC Centenary
2014 - 2018

This plaque has been placed in recognition of one hundred years since the First World War.

This war helped define Australian as people and encapsulate our unique national identity : courage, mateship, sacrifice, generosity, freedom and a fair go for all.

This is a Cessnock City Council initiative in conjunction with Branxton RSL Sub Branch

100 Years of ANZAC
The spirit lives
2014 - 2018

Cessnock City Council

Right Side Inscription

Australia Remembers
1939 - 1945

In honour of the men & women who served Australia in time of conflict during World War II

Lest We Forget

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