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The monument is a white-painted concrete cenotaph surmounted by a granite tablet which includes the names of soldiers from the district who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two. It also contains a Korean War Plaque.
It was originally erected around 1919 but was subsequently expanded and officially unveiled by Sir Dallas Brooks on 23rd May 1958. The granite coat-of-arms at the apex of the memorial was sculpted by M Bartolai, a local monumental mason. The plantation was installed around 1919 and remodelled in the 1950s.
An appeal will be launched on August 6 for funds to erect a new Cenotaph in Swan Hill in honor of districtmen who died in the two world wars.
The Argus (Melbourne), 27th June 1952.
|Address:||Campbell Street, Swan Hill, 3585|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.338889|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||M. Bartolai (Swan Hill, VIC)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 23rd May, 1958|
BOROUGH AND SHIRE OF SWAN HILL.
THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 (Names)
(Names) 1939 -45
THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY HIS EXCELLENCY GENERAL SIR DALLAS BROOKS K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., K.ST.J., GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA 23RD MAY 1958