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22-March-2017
22-March-2017

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Maribyrnong War Memorial comprises of a stone obelisk commemorating those who died in service or were killed in action in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  It was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of both World Wars. 

The walls behind the memorial were erected in 1995 to commemorate "Australia Remembers" and include a plaque unveiled in August 2005 to commemorates the 60th anniversary of VP Day. The Vietnam plaque was dedicated on the 18th August 2009.

Returned Soldiers of Maribyrnong sub-branch are desirous of erecting a monument to perpetuate the memory of the dead of both the 1914-18 and 1939-45 Wars and with that in view the sub-branch have applied to the Council for land on the east side of the Maribyrnong Hall. It is hoped also at a later date to erect suitable club-rooms on the site. The Council have supported the proposal in principle and instructed the council officers to report back at the next meeting of the council on the suitability of the site and the alternative plans that were tendered.
Sunshine Advocate (Vic. : 1924 - 1954), Friday 22 February 1946.


Note: The Victorian War Memorial Heritage Inventory incorrectly states that this war memorial was unveiled on the 30th April 1922. The memorial, which was erected by the residents of Maribyrnong and Bagotville Hill, and unveiled on the 30th April 1922, is located in Victory Park, Ascot Vale. 

Location

Address:Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong Reserve, Maribyrnong, 3032
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.769042
Long: 144.895023
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM
1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945

 

Left Side Inscription

KOREAN WAR 
1950-1953

Back Inscription

VIETNAM WAR 
1962 -1973

 

Right Side Inscription
MALAYAN EMERGENCY
1948 - 1960 
Inscription in Proximity
Plaque:
Commemorating VP Day
60th anniversary 
of the end of WWII
To those who served and to those 
who paid the supreme sacrifice
"Lest We Forget"
August 2005

Plaque:
"These Walls Commemorate Australia
Remembers 1995 Along With Other Projects
Which Greatly Enhance Our Surrounds, 
Maribyrnong - Maidstone Sub-branch Is
Deeply Indebted To : 
The Commonwealth Government,
Maribyrnong City Council And Training
Edge Which Was Ably Directed By Michell Langtip"

Plaque:
VIETNAM
1962 - 1973

Soldiers About To Be Air-Lifted Back To Nui Dat After
A Cordon And Search Of Phuoc Hai village

 


 

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP, VWHI
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