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25-September-2016 (Roger Johnson)
25-September-2016 (Roger Johnson)

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Roger Johnson

The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.  A plaque was added in 1993 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Remembrance Day in memory of the fallen and the Unknown Australian Soldier.  

In June 1921 a newspaper reported that site and design had been approved but there was indignation among the residents at the way in which the memorial was being "humbugged" and they urged the Minister for Education to take responsibility and put the work in hand. A later report in the same newspaper said that there had been a misunderstanding. Several designs had been submitted but couldn't be accepted by the Public Monuments Advisory Board. The Minister for Education and Mr. John Sulman, Chairman of the Public Monuments Advisory Board, visited Taralga in August 1921 in connection with the memorial. At a meeting a plan that had been designed free of charge by Mr. Sulman was selected. The memorial was unveiled on the 8th January 1923. 

Monument characteristics :
A polished grey granite obelisk with two polished granite wing walls.

 

Location

Address:Orchard Street, Taralga, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.404962
Long: 149.818924
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:John Sulman (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Monument Manufacturer:Mr J Turner (Goulburn)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 8th January, 1923
Front Inscription

         Erected
            To
Perpetuate The Memory
Of Those Who Fell
       And To
Those Who Served
       From
Taralga & District
In The Great War 
1914 - 1919

(Plaque below)

In Memory Of The Fallen 
      And The 
Unknown Australian Soldier 
75th Anniversary Of Remembrance Day 
11.11.1993

Killed In Action

[ Names ]

 

Left Side Inscription

Enlisted And Returned
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Enlisted And Returned
[ Names ]

Source: MA,SKP,CRE
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