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05-May-2017 (Sandra Brown)
05-May-2017 (Sandra Brown)

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The gates commemorate those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The gates were originally erected to commemorate those from the Shire who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. Additional plaques commemorating other conflicts have been added at a later date.

The new gates at Anzac Memorial Park, Warracknabeal, are nearing completion and they comprise a beautiful and lasting memorial by the women of the Shire of Borung to the memory of the men who gave their lives in the great war. Comprised of light and dark granite, the pillars are extremely ornamental and substantial, and form a fitting entrance to the beautiful soldiers’ memorial park. The main entrance gates are supported by two smaller ones, and the portals are very massive and handsomely polished, and contain the names of all those who enlisted in Borung and paid the supreme sacrifice. On the two main pillars are the words France and Gallipoli; and on the bottom of each the inscription and motto. The gates are elaborately ornamented, and will do honor not only to the donors but to the memories of the brave men whose noble deeds they will perpetuate. They will stand as a lasting and beautiful monument of love and respect by the women of the Borung for the departed soldiers and will remind future generations of great sacrifices made that they might be free. The gates will be completed and officially opened on Anzac sports day 21st. April; and the Governor-General is to be asked to perform the momentous ceremony. 
Ballarat Star (Vic), 21 February 1923.

Location

Address:Scott & Arnold Streets, ANZAC Park, Warracknabeal, 3393
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.256548
Long: 142.395198
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st April, 1923
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Vietnam Veteran`s Day
Long Tan
18th August 1966
Lest We Forget

Plaque :

V. P. Day
Victory in the Pacific
15th August 1945
Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription

(Inner Pillar)

     FRANCE 

     [ Names ]

         In
Grateful Remembrance Of
The Men Of Borung Shire
Who Fell In The Great War
1914 - 1919.

Honor Eternal Honor On Their Names

(Outer Piller)

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

(Inner Pillar)

GALLIPOLI

[ Names ]

These Gates Are Erected
By The Women Of The Shire

(Outer Piller)

[ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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