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A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  It was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One but is dedicated to those who served in other conflicts.

An "Australia Remembers" plaque, which was unveiled on the 15th August 1995, also features on the memorial. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor-General on the 12th May 1923.

Parramatta's war memorial is to be erected in Prince Alfred Park.  In the presence of a large crowd, the Mayor of Parramatta laid the foundation stone, on Saturday afternoon.

"I feel highly honoured" said the Mayor, "at being given the privilege of laying the foundation stone of this memorial, which is being erected by the people of Parramatta, to commemorate the gallant deeds of our soldiers. The erection of this obelisk is not for the purpose of stimulating the spirit of war, but to instil into the present and future generations that sense of loyalty and patriotism that has made the Empire so great.
The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW), 29 November 1922.


Address:Church Street (near Palmer Street), Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta, 2150
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.809459
Long: 151.005039
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th November, 1922
Front Inscription

Erected To Perpetuate The Spirit Of Those Who Served Their Country In The Cause Of Freedom

"Pass Not On Till Thou Hast Blessed
Their Memory And Paid
Those Thanks Which God
Appointed The Reward Of Public Virtue"

This foundation stone was laid by Ald. L. A. Simpson, MAyor
November 25th 1922

Plaque :

This Memorial Is Also Dedicated To Those Who Served During WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945

Plaque :

This Memorial Is Also Dedicated To Those Who Served In
Malaya 1948 - 1968
Korea   1950 - 1954
Borneo  1962 - 1966
South Vietnam  1962 - 1972

Left Side Inscription


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