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30-November-2013
30-November-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Peter F Williams / Sandra Brown /John Huth

The 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 Premier (Sir George Fuller) unveiled the soldiers' memorial arch at Kiama. The monument is built of stone from the Kiama quarries, and Sir George said that when the stone had crumbled away the memory of the Anzacs would still be green. Two hundred names are inscribed on the trachyte slabs. The cost of the memorial was £1040 and £108 was subscribed at the unveiling ceremony. The sum of £200 is needed to wipe out the debt.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 1 May 1925.

Location

Address:Terralong & Collins Streets, Hindmarsh Park, Kiama, 2533
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.669156
Long: 150.853039
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 1925
Front Inscription

MEMORIAL ARCH

LEST WE FORGET

 

Left Side Inscription

1914      1918

THIS MEMORIAL ARCH
WAS UNVEILED BY
THE HONOURABLE
SIR GEORGE FULLER K.C.M.G.
PREMIER OF N.S.W.
APRIL 25 1925

HONOUR ROLL
[Names]

(Inside Arch)

1939 -1945

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

1939           1945

THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN
ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF
KIAMA TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION
OF THE SACRIFICES OF THOSE
WHO FROM THIS DISTRICT SERVED
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.

HONOUR ROLL [Names]

(inside Arch)

1939 - 1945 [Names]
Korea [Names]
Malaya [Names]
Womens Services [Names]
Vietnam [Names]
South Africa [Names]

 

Inscription in Proximity

Plaque :
SPIRIT OF PEACE
Presented by the Kiama Garden Club on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Peace in the Pacific 15-8-95

Plaque :
PEACE
Presented by Kiama Garden Club on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Peace in the Pacific 15-8-95

Plaque :
1945 British Commonwealth Forces 1952
British Commonwealth Occupation Force (B.C.O.F.)
       Australian component
In Remembrance of 45,000 Australian Service men and
women who served in Japan and those who did not return

            Lest We Forget

 

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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