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18-May-2014
18-May-2014

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Moruya War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The memorial was erected in 1992 and before then Moruya was one of the few towns in Australia that did not have a war memorial.  During World War One, the area was strongly anti-conscription and in the 1916 referendum Moruya recorded 184 votes in favour of conscription and 583 against. In the 1917 conscription referendum the result was largely the same. This may have been due to the large Irish and Catholic representation in the area.

Monument characteristics :

A steel silhouette of a helmeted soldier with arms reversed. The sculpture stands on a square brick pillar besides a cross on which is a steel helmet. It stands in a steel frame and a brick alcove that has been added to the front of the memorial hall.

Location

Address:11 Page Street, Memorial Hall, Moruya, 2537
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.910735
Long: 150.077952
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 4th April, 1992
Front Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

Plaque:

     IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO SERVED
      FROM THE
      MORUYA
      DISTRICT

[ Names ]

Plaque :

        THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES
   THE DEDICATION OF THIS MEMORIAL
                              BY

BRIGADIER ALF GARLAND, AM, (RL)
NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE RSL OF AUSTRALIA
            ON APRIL THE 4TH 1992;
AND AS A MARK OF APPRECIATION TO THE
LOCAL COMMUNITY FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT
                    OF THE PROJECT
J. H. WILSON                      R.C. CHESHER OAM.
 PRESIDENT                        SECRETARY

Plaque :

THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED
TO COMMEMORATE
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE END OF WORLD WAR 11
ON 15.8.1945
1945 - 1995

Plaque :

THIS PLAQUE HONOURS
THE WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA
WHO SERVED MAGNIFICENTLY AS
NURSES, COMMUNICATORS
      & ADMINISTRATORS
AND SUPPORTED THE WAR EFFORT
   IN COUNTLESS OTHER WAYS
DURING TIMES OF NATIONAL CONFLICT

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