Moruya War MemorialPrint Page
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.
|Address:||11 Page Street, Memorial Hall, Moruya, 2537|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.910735|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 4th April, 1992|
LEST WE FORGET
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO SERVED
[ Names ]
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES
THE DEDICATION OF THIS MEMORIAL
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.
THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE END OF WORLD WAR 11
1945 - 1995
THIS PLAQUE HONOURS
THE WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA
WHO SERVED MAGNIFICENTLY AS
AND SUPPORTED THE WAR EFFORT
IN COUNTLESS OTHER WAYS
DURING TIMES OF NATIONAL CONFLICT