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Point Lonsdale Cenotaph : 06-October-2012
Point Lonsdale Cenotaph : 06-October-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Bryan Hardy

A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.


Address:Glaneuse & Kirk Roads, Point Lonsdale, 3225
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.283522
Long: 144.610167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 31st December, 1925
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget 

"Greater love hath no man"

[ Names ]

1939 - 45

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This cenotaph is in honour of all those who served and in sacred memory of those who did not return from all conflicts

Crimean War   Boer War   World War I
World War II    Korea         Malaysia
Vietnam           Timor          Iraq
Afghanistan     Peacekeepers


Left Side Inscription


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1914   1918

Right Side Inscription


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1939 - 1945

Plaque :

This cenotaph and the land on which it stands were gifted from the estate of Alfred Deakin, Prime Minister of Australia for use by the local community by his wife Mrs Pattie Deakin.

The propoerty is named `Ballara` meaning `place of rest` and is derived from the aboriginal word for Ballarat, Deakin`s Federal seat.

Later, SIr Thomas White, the Deakin`s son-in-law, who served in the Australian Flying Corps during WWI donated the WW II plaque.

In 2010 the central plaque was updated to cover all conflicts and peacekeeping actions in which Australian servicemen served


Source: MA,VMR,SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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