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Sale Cenotaph
Sale Cenotaph

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Sale Cenotaph commemorates those from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The Cenotaph, an obelisk with Victory figure, was originally erected to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One with the names of the fallen of World War Two added to the memorial at a later date.

Yesterday afternoon the Fallen Soldiers' Memorial erected by the people of Sale and District was unveiled by Brigadier-General Forsyth C.M.G. in the presence of a large crowd. The vicinity of the memorial was congested with motor cars, the whole countryside turning out to pay tribute to Australia's sons who had died in defence of their country, and in the cause of freedom and justice.

The memorial, which is situated in the foreground of an avenue of trees, was erected at a cost of over £900, which was raised by direct appeal to the people, the success of which was largely due to the activity displayed by the ladies' committee.
Gippsland Times (Vic) 16 June 1924.

Location

Address:82 Macalister Street, Memorial Hall, Sale, 3850
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.109691
Long: 147.06735
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th June, 1924
Front Inscription

Erected by the people of Sale and district in grateful memory of their men who fell in the Great Wars 1914-1918, 1939-1945.

Greater love hath no man then this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

1914 – 1918 [Names]

1939 – 1945 [Names]

Source: MA,VMR,SKP
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