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Canowindra Memorial Gates & Park : 29-April-2012
Canowindra Memorial Gates & Park : 29-April-2012

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The Canowindra Memorial Park commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

Monument Characteristics :

Memorial gates consisting of four concrete pillars are situated at the entrance to the park. A metal arch is above the gates. The inner and outer pillars of the gates contain memorial plaques. 

Col. Anderson, V.C., of Young, will be approached to officially open the Canowindra Memorial Park on November 11. President of Boree Shire Council, Cr. C. McCarron, said this at last week's monthly meeting of the Council in Cudal. He told the Council that a recent meeting of the Canowindra sub-branch of the RSL had decided to ask Col. Anderson to perform the ceremony. The Shire Engineer (Mr. R. T. Matthews) said an Orange man had offered to inscribe the names of deceased personnel on the memorial tablets free of charge.  "A number of flowering shrubs have been planted on the embankment and annuals will also be planted at a later date," he said.
Molong Express and Western District Advertiser (NSW), 
17 September 1947.


Address:Gaskill & Mill Streets, Canowindra, 2804
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.563692
Long: 148.660012
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Ray J Campbell (Architect)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 1947
Front Inscription


Left Side Inscription

Outer Plaque 1 :  
To Honour The Veterans
Who Served Australia
Korea 1950 - 1953  
Malaya 1948 - 1960  
Borneo  1962 - 1966

Outer Plaque 2 :
By The Citizens
& Ratepayers
     Of The
Boree Shire 1947
C. McCarron
G. R. Beattie
Shire Clerk  
R. J. Mathews

(Inner Plaque)

This Arch Was Made
And Donated By
Ray J. Campbell.

In Memory Of
The Pioneers
Of Canowindra
And Their Sons
Who Fought
To Preserve Our
In World War II
1939 - 1945
[ Names ]



Right Side Inscription

Inner Plaque :
They Paid The Supreme Sacrifice

Outer Plaque 1 :
Memorial Park  
Opened by

C. W. C.. Anderson V.C.
11 NOV. 1947

Outer Plaque 2 :
To Honour The Veterans
Who Served Australia
Vietnam 1962 - 1972

Source: MA,SKP
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