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12-February-2015
12-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers

The Soldiers Memorial Gates commemorate those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The gates were originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One with additional plaques being added to the memorial. Behind the gates is a series of pavers containing the names of former service personnel/ 

The hon. Secretary (Mr J. New- Campbell) has supplied us with the following:— The Executive Committee of the soldiers memorial for Uralla district has decided to proceed with the work of erection of the Hampden Park gate scheme. This is the second design provided by the Memorial Advisory Board, and approved by the Minister and by the Council. The first design was too cumbersome in technical construction, so that great difficulty was experienced in getting prices for the erection. Also the prices were prohibitive. The design which has been accepted is for two massive gate piers having capstones and bases of Uralla granite, the words "Soldiers Memorial' appearing on the capstones, both back and front. The columns between the stones are to be of solid brickwork; the gates to be of wrought iron in ornamental pattern; and marble slabs will be placed on the back and front of each column for names of soldiers. The whole will rest on concrete foundation and will be placed in position on Hill Street frontage of Hampden Park about halfway between the police station and the railway corner. The committee wishes to point out that the delay has occurred in the matter of obtaining Uralla granite dressed for the purpose. About £300 has been obtained in cash and promises to date, and further donations will be collected or received with thanks as the probable cost may be £400. The Shire Engineer has agreed to the work. 
Uralla Times and District Advocate (NSW), 12 April 1923.

Location

Address:Hill & Queen Streets, Alma Park , Uralla, 2358
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.639195
Long: 151.499763
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaques on Gates :

This Plaque Was Erected By
Uralla R.S.L. In Remembrance Of Their
Fallen Comrades During World War II

[ Names ]

Unveiled 1992
G. Wood                J. D. Hassett 
Shire President       President Uralla R.S.L.

 

Left Side Inscription

SOLDIERS

In HONOUR Of The MEN 
Of URALLA & DISTRICT 
Who FOUGHT In
The GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

Plaque :

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

The Last Post
The Day Has Ended
The Battle Is Over
Troops To Rest

Lest We Forget Their Deeds Of 1939 - 1945
On The 50th Anniversary 1995

Right Side Inscription

MEMORIAL

URALLA
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

Erected By The RESIDENTS
Of The TOWN & DISTRICT

1914 - 1918.

Plaque :

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

Reveille
To Wake The
Troops Ready For
The Coming Day

Lest We Forget Their Deeds Of 1939 - 1945
On The 50th Anniversary 1995

Source: MA,SKP
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