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Nhill War Memorial
Nhill War Memorial

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A monument commemorates those from the Shire of Lowan who served in World Wars One and Two. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the Shire who served in World War One. 

The design of Mr. John Robertson, of Carlton, has been accepted by the committee of the Lowan Shire Council for a soldiers memorial at Nhill. The total height of the column, including the life-size figure representing a "Digger" infantryman, will be 20 ft. The price (£902) will include lead lettering in the granite for 200 (sic) names.
Advertiser (Adelaide), 19 May 1920.

NHILL. Tuesday. The soldiers monument, a Digger, in marble, on a granite pedestal 12ft high, was officially unveiled by the Assistant Minister for Repatriation (Mr. Rodgers, M.H.R.) this afternoon, in the presence of 2,000 people, from all parts of the district. The monument contains the names of 319 soldiers, 85 of whom fell in action, and all of whom enlisted from the Shire of Lowan. Mr. Rodgers paid an eloquent tribute to the courage and the great sacrifice displayed by the soldiers from Lowan. Speeches were delivered by ex-Councillor R. Dickinson, the president of the Lowan Shire (Councillor C. H. Towns), Mr. A. M. David (secretary of the State R.S.S.I.L.A.), Mr. Finlayson, M.L.C (Queensland), Mr John Clayton (president of the Fathers' Association), and the Rev. Henry Swan (Presbyterian Church). Pearl Conway, a little girl, whose father was one of the first men from Nhill killed at the war, placed a wreath on the monument, and five other wreaths were placed on the monument, which is one of the finest erected outside of the metropolis.  Mr. P. David performed the ceremony of opening the Soldiers Lounge, in Clarence street. This has been built at a cost of £2000. 
Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wednesday 14 September 1921.

Location

Address:Victoria Street (Western Highway), Goldsworthy Park, Nhill, 3418
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.333229
Long: 141.649872
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Mr John Robertson (Carlton)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 13th September, 1921
Front Inscription

FOR KING And COUNTRY

FALLEN
[Names] 

Plaque:
Erected By The Residents
Of Nhill And District
To Perpetuate The Memory
Of The Men From
Lowan Shire
Who Served In The
Great War
1914-1919.

— SHIRE OF LOWAN —
In Memory Of Those Who Paid
The Supreme Sacrifice In World War 2 1939-1945

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription
[Names] 
Back Inscription
[NAMES]
Right Side Inscription
RETURNED
[Names] 
Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,RHSV
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