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Wollongong War Memorial Arch commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved. 

Behind the arch near the Trooper Andrews memorial, two additional walls have been added.   A number of cairns have been added behind the arch and in front of the Trooper Andrews memorial which list other conflicts or peacekeeping operations

Monument characteristices :

Large classical sandstone arch with marble name plates and marble sculpture. Particularly notable are marble figures of a young girl and boy, together with cherubs and the figure of a woman holding high the eternal flame of remembrance. Varney Parkes, son of Sir Henry Parkes, began carving the figures in 1922.


Address:Church Street, Mc Cabe Park, Wollongong, 2500
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.427208
Long: 150.894636
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Varney Parkes (figures)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd June, 1923
Front Inscription

Erected to the soldiers of Wollongong who fought in the Great War 1914-1918.

Lord God of hosts be with us yet,
Lest We forget, Lest we forget

When Can their glory fade

Left Side Inscription

On fame`s eternal camping ground,
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round
the bivouac of the dead

[ Names ]


Back Inscription

This memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Rt. Hon. H. W. Baron Forster of Lepe P.C. G.C.M.G. Governor General Commonwealth of Australia
3rd June 1923

Right Side Inscription

Thought he struggle be grim,
`Tis Australia that knows
that her children shall fight 
while the waratah grows

[ Names ]


Inscription in Proximity

Right Cairn :

World War II
Borneo Vietnam
Commemorating the 60th year anniversary World War II, ending in 1945 to those who served and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice
"We will remember them

Left Cairn :
World War I
Korea  Malaya  (The Ode)

In memory of Korea 1950 - 1956

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