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26-November-2014
26-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The memorial arch forms the entrance to Lake Marma Reserve.  It commemorates those who served in World Wars One and Two, and the Vietnam War. The arch was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One. The site was redeveloped in 2006. 

Monument characteristics :

A white-painted concrete arch with four pillars.  A bronze soldier statue is placed on top of the arch.

The sculptured life-size figure of an Australian soldier, executed in Sydney, to surmount the soldiers' memorial at Marma Park, has safely arrived at Melbourne, and may be expected to reach Murtoa this week. It is highly spoken of by connoisseurs who have in inspected the artistic work. Messrs. Huxley, Parker and Co., are sending along expert workmen to fix the inscribed granite and marble slabs; and a qualified plasterer has been sent to give the final polish to the handsome monument. So pleased are Messrs Huxley, Parker and Co. with the work that they will send a special representative to be present at the unveiling of the memorial. 
Horsham Times (Vic), 25 January 1921.


A handsome concrete arch, erected by the residents of Murtoa and district in memory of soldiers who enlisted west of the Shire of Dunmunkle, was unveiled on Wednesday afternoon by the Chief Secretary (Major Baird) in the presence of a very large gathering. Messrs Stewart, M.H.R., and Allison, M.L.A., were also present. Cr T. Slaughter presided, and appropriate songs were rendered by the State School children. During the morning Major Baird presented, on behalf of the War Trophies Committee, a machine-gun captured by the 23rd Battalion, which Cr D. E. Macdonald received on behalf of the townspeople. He also declared the soldiers’ clubroom open, and presented medals to returned soldiers.
Ballarat Star (Vic), 1 July 1921.

Location

Address:Lake & Marma Streets, Lake Marma Park, Murtoa, 3390
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.620218
Long: 142.466322
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 30th June, 1921
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF OUR SOLDIERS

Murtoa's Tribute
      1920

The Great War
1914 - 1919

Returned
[ Names ]

Died On Service
[Names] 
Lest We Forget

Plaque:
UNVEILED BY
MAJOR BAIRD
THE CHIEF SECRETARY OF
VICTORIA
30 - 6 - 1921

Back Inscription

World War 1939 - 1945

     Returned
     [ Names ]

 

Plaque :
Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

IN RECOGNITION OF OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
OF WORLD WAR II
AND THE CITIZENS WHO KEPT AUSTRALIA GOING
THROUGH THE WAR YEARS
IN OUR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY INDUSTRIES

LEST WE FORGET
 

Died While 
On Active Service
[Names] 
Lest We Forget 

[Name] 

Vietnam 
[Names} 

Plaque:
UNVEILED BY
CR W. W. SCHODDE
M. B. E.
25 - 4 - 1969

 

 

 

Source: MA,RSLV
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