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Nathalia Memorial Gardens : 09-August-2011
Nathalia Memorial Gardens : 09-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Graeme Saunders

The Nathalia Memorial Gardens has 64 rose bushes planted to locals who lost their lives in conflicts, and has a monument which has plaques detailing information on individual service personnel.


Address:Murray Valley Highway, Nathalia, 3638
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.053767
Long: 145.204272
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th November, 1988
Front Inscription


These 64 rose bushes represent 64 local service personnel who laid down their lives for our freedom in World War I and World War II.

"We the servicemen and servicewomen who are honoured here, trust that this rose garden will be maintained in perpetuity in our memory"

Plaque 1 :

In appreciation for the assistance given to me in the establishment of these memorial gardens by the Sub-Committee of the Nathalia R.S.L.  Sub-committee  W.L. Bowen  C.J. Bernhardt  J.P. Davis  Nl.L. Low  G.E. Theyers.  Peter Gallagher 13th November, 1988 " Lest We Forget"

Plaque 2 :

These memorial gardens were opened on 13th November, 1988 by B.C. Ruxton, O.B.E. State President Returned Services League, Victoria.  In honoured memory of those service men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice in World Wars I and II

Plaque 3 :

Dedicated 13th November, 1988 in a spirit of thanksgiving and hope for the human family. The clergy of Nathalia

Plaque 4 :

Their Service Our Heritage

Waikato War 1863 Suden 1885 Boxer Rebellion 1900-1901 Boer War 1899-1902 World War 1 1914 - 1918 World War 2 1939-1945 Korean War 1950-1953 Malayan Emergency 1856-1960 Malay Peninsula 1964-1965 Indonesian Confrontation 1963-1966 Vietnam War 1962-1973 Gulf War 1990-1991

Australian Peace Keeping Forces Western Sahara 1991-1994 Cambodia 1992-1993 East Timor 1999-2000 Rwanda 1994-1995 Somalia 1992-1995

Lest We Forget. Unveiled by Hon. Dr. Sharman Stone MHR Year 2000 Nathalia-Picola R.S.L.

Inscription in Proximity

Their Service Our Heritage

Waikato War 1863  Suden 1885  Boxer Rebellion 1900-1901  Boer War 1899-1902  World War 1 1914 - 1918  World War 2 1939-1945  Korean War 1950-1953  Malayan Emergency 1856-1960  Malay Peninsula 1964-1965  Indonesian Confrontation 1963-1966  Vietnam War 1962-1973  Gulf War 1990-1991

Australian Peace Keeping Forces  Western Sahara 1991-1994  Cambodia 1992-1993  East Timor 1999-2000  Rwanda 1994-1995  Somalia  1992-1995

Lest We Forget.  Unveiled by Hon. Dr. Sharman Stone MHR Year 2000  Nathalia-Picola R.S.L.


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