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Eaglehawk War Memorial
Eaglehawk War Memorial

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The Eaglehawk War Memorial commemorates those who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The war memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One and was unveiled during the diamond jubilee of the borough. 

BENDIGO, Saturday. - The Premier (Mr. Lawson) visited Eaglehawk on Saturday, and took part in the celebration of the diamond jubilee of the borough and the ceremonY of unveiling a soldiers' memorial. There was a large gathering in the streets, which were decorated with wattle blossom and flags. Mr. Lawson was entertained by the mayor (Councillor F. Clayton) and other councillors. The ceremony of unveiling the memorial was preceded by a procession of school children and bandsmen. Mr. Lawson delivered an address of dedication. Other speakers were Councillor Clayton, Mr. J. Smalley, Mr. Sternberg, M.L.C., Mr. Dunstan, M.L A., Mr. G. Ranson (president of the Fathers' Association), and the Rev. S. E. Dorman (president of the sub branch of the Returned Soldiers' League). Mrs. Dunstan (president of the Red Cross Society) unveiled the memorial, and the Rev. J.T Kelly offered a prayer of dedication. The Recessional Hymn was sung by the school children, followed by the Last Post. The memorial is of granite, with bronze mountings, and was erected by the residents at a cost of about £800. It has the inscription: "In honour of our brave men and women who served, and in grateful remembrance of those who died in the Great War. More than 900 served, and more than 100 died. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them."
Argus (Melbourne), 7 August 1922.

Location

Address:Peg Leg & Sailors Gully Roads, outside Town Hall, Eaglehawk, 3356
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.717364
Long: 144.25153
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th August, 1922
Front Inscription

THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.
In Honour Of Our Brave Men
And Women Who Served ;
And In Grateful Remembrance
Of Those Who Died.

Over 900 Served Over 100 died.

At The Going Down Of The Sun,
And In The Morning,
We Shall Remember Them.

In Honour Of The Men And
Women Who Served Their
Country And In Remembrance
Of Those Who Died In
World War II 1939-45,
Korea, Malaya & Vietnam
     Campaigns.
" Lest We Forget " 

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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