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20-November-2014
20-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

The memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

In November 1923 the Coburg Branch of the Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia successfully sought permission from the Coburg City Council to put a soldiers memorial in front of the new City Hall.

A cenotaph in the shape of a cairn formed from Harcourt granite was unveiled in 1924.

It has since been rededicated to the Second World War, Korea, Borneo, Malay, Vietnam and UN Peacekeeping missions

Location

Address:Bell Street, Coburg City Hall, Coburg, 3058
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.741403
Long: 144.969201
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th April, 1924
Front Inscription

To the glory of God

The honour of the Australian forces and the enduring memory of our comrades who fell in the Great War

" Have regard to thy name."
Rudyard Kipling.

Erected through the efforts of the Coburg Branch R.S. & S. I. L. A.

ANZAC Day 1924

Vietnam

1914 - 1918
 

Left Side Inscription

South African Boer War
1899 - 1902

Indonesian Confronttion
1963 - 1966

Gulf War
1990 - 1991

East Timor
1999 -

Afghanistan
2002 -

Iraq
2003 - 2009

Borneo / Malaya

Gallipoli

Back Inscription

Australia remembers
1945 - 1995
The honour of the men and women who served Australia

Lest We Forget

World War II
We will remember them

Korea

France

 

 

Right Side Inscription

Presented to Moreland City Council by the Victorian Vietnam Veterans Community in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan - 18th August 2006

Peacekeepers

Palestine

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP
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