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29-April-2012 (Glen Yeomans)
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Condobolin War Memorial commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial incorporates the arch from the original Memorial Park gates. 

Location

Address:Lachlan Street & Diggers Avenue, Memorial Park , Condobolin, 2877
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.090661
Long: 147.146963
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th September, 1997
Front Inscription

MEMORIAL PARK
LEST WE FORGET
CONDOBOLIN & DISTRICTS HONOUR ROLL
World War II  1939 - 1945 [ Names] 

Left Side Inscription

Plaque :  

Korea

Plaque :  

They Gave Their Lives

Plaques :

World War I
1914 - 1918  
[ Names ]

Plaque :  

Boer War
1899 - 1901
[ Names ]

Plaque :

Korea 1950 - 1957
[ Names ]

Plaque :
In Memory Of Korea

Plaque :  
1914 - 1918

Plaque :
This Honour Roll Was Officially Unveiled By Mr. "Rusty" Priest, A.M. State President N.S.W. On the 11th September 1997  
Lest We Forget

Plaque  :
[ Names ]

 

Back Inscription

Plaque :

First World War 1914 - 1918

Public Memorials

ANZAC Day service was held originally at the Public School Memorial Gates, erected in 1920 to commemorate the ex-pupils who served in World War I.  The service commenced at the gates with the laying of wreaths followed by a march to the Central Hall (Renown Theatre) for the service.

Diggers Avenue was established in 1920 with an avenue of Peppercorn trees planted on the south side of the Lachlan River Bridge in memory of the three nursing sisters and sixty-six men who lost their lives.

A general public memorial to World War I was to be erected with the remaining funds and after years of indecision it was agreed that a park would be laid out and named the Memorial Park.  Work was commenced in 1934 and completed in 1937.

Bronze plaques were attached to the gateway of the Memorial Park in late 1950, and the customary ANZAC Day service in 1951 was held at the school gates for the last time.  The record crowd assembled at the park gates where the plaques were unveiled and remain to bear witness to the sacrifice of those men and women of Condobolin and district who gave their lives in the cause of their country.

Plaque :

Lest We Forget

These gates formed the main entrance to this area when it was dedicated in 1937 as a Memorial Park to commemorate the men and women of Condobolin and District who gave thier lives in World War I.

The gates were removed in 1997 when the Cenotaph was re-designed to accomodate the present honour roll.  They have been restored and replaced on this original site, to ensure that they will always remain an integral part of this historic memorial.

Condobolin & District Historical Society,  Condobolin R.S.L. Sub Branch.

With assistance from Lachlan Shire Council`s Heritage funding. (2008)

 

Right Side Inscription

Plaque  :

1939 - 1945

Plaque :  

They Gave Their Lives
1939 -1945
[ Names ]

Plaque :

[ Names ]

Plaque :

Vietnam
1962 - 1972
[ Names ]

Plaque :

Vietnam

Plaque :

We Will Remember Them

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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