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The cenotaph was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. Additional plaques have been added to the memorial to commemorate other conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

It was restored, relocated and rededicated on the 9th October 1999. In 2015, palms were planted on either side of the memorial to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC. 

Monument characteristics :

A marble statue of a World War One soldier on a platform supported by four columns on a stone plinth.  Names are etched on a map of Australia.



Address:2415 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction Memorial Reserve, Yarra Junction, 3797
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.781488
Long: 145.611393
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th October, 1921
Front Inscription


The Great War
1914 - 1919.

Fallen soldiers
[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

For King

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

For Country

Dedicated to the memory and in honour of the soldiers who enlisted from the Central Riding of the Upper Yarra Shire for service in the Great War

1914 - 1919

Unveiled Oct 9th 1921, by Senator H. E. Elliott C.B.  C.M.G.  D.S.O.  D.C.M.

Right Side Inscription

For God 

[ Names]

Inscription in Proximity

In memory of those who served
WW2 1939 - 1945

In memory of those who served
Korea 1950 - 1953

In memory of those who served
Ma;aya / Borneo 1948 - 1966

In memory of those who served
Vietnam 1962 - 1973


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