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14-May-2017 (Sandra Brown)
14-May-2017 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Liz Scammell / Sandra Brown

The monument was built in 1922 to commemorate individuals who served in World War One. The memorial is constructed in the shape of a stone seat.

Note : A plaque was added at a later date for those who served in World War Two. In 2017, a separate memorial was unveiled for those who served in World War Two and the World War Two plaque was removed from this memorial.

This memorial (which was recently unveiled by Captain Bruce, M.C., M.H.R.) has been erected on a prominent headland at the entrance to Westernport Bay, Victoria, from which one of the most beautiful views of sea and landscape in Australia may be obtained. In construction it is unique, the base being of fine axed bluestone, while the superstructure is formed of selected waterworn stones faced with Harcourt granite. In the centre a cast bronze panel contains the names of 62 soldiers and nurses who served, and a separate panel bears the names of 16 honoured dead. The waterworn stones were obtained from a spot 10 miles away, and had to be carried up the face of cliffs 300ft. high in sugar bags 10 stones at a time.This was done by voluntary local effort.
Sydney Mail (NSW), 1 February 1922.

Location

Address:The Esplanade & Cook Street, Flinders, 3929
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.474691
Long: 145.024146
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1922
Front Inscription

             The  
        Great War

   1914          1919

Those Who Served
[ Names ]

The Honoured Dead
[ Names ]

"Their Name Shall Live For Ever" 

Nurses
[ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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