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Maffra Cenotaph : 30-May-2010
Maffra Cenotaph : 30-May-2010

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Chloe Risely / Grace Marshall / Holly Taylor / Kirstie White

The Cenotaph commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The cenotaph was originally located at the Maffra Avenue of Honour on Sale Road which was planted in 1918 in memory of those from Maffra and District who lost their lives in World War One. It was moved to its present location and rededicated on the 13th April, 1968 in honour of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action in both World Wars.

Additional plaque contains the list of the fallen from Maffra and District who served in World War Two as well as a plaque commemorating conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Kuwait and Peacekeeping Forces between 1950-2000.

 

Location

Address:Johnson & Foster Streets, In front of Maffra Library, Maffra, 3860
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.967908
Long: 146.978236
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 13th April, 1968
Front Inscription

Plaque 1 :

Avenue of Honor
Opened By The
Hon. D. Mackinnon
3rd October 1918.  
Dedicated To The Soldiers
Of Maffra And District
Who Laid Down Their Lives
In The
Great War 1914 - 18
And Whose Names Are
Recorded On The
Honor Roll
Of The
Memorial Hall.

Plaque 2 :

All Ye, Who Walk The Avenue Of Life,
Remember Them Who Bowed Beneath
The Strife.  
Each Leaf, A Laurel Crowns With
Deathless Fame,
And Every Tree Reveals A Hero`s Name

Plaque 3 :

THE CENOTAPH 
Was Moved To This Site
        From
Sale Road, Maffra

And Now Honours
The Fallen Of The Wars
1914 - 1918 1939-1945
It Was Re-Dedicated
           By

Brigadier Sir William Hall
CBE., DSO., ED.
State President
Returned Service League
On 13th April, 1968.

"Lest We Forget"

 

Left Side Inscription

The Maffra And
District War Fallen
1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

We Will Remember Them

Right Side Inscription

In Honour Of All Australians Who
Served In The
Following Conflicts

Korea  Malaya
      Borneo
 Vietnam  Kuwait  
And All Peacekeeping Forces
1950 - 2000

Duty Nobly Done 

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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