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08-October-2013
08-October-2013

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

Blackwood War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. The memorial now commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

As in many other districts and towns, the duty of erecting some edifice to perpetuate the memory of those who fought and fell in the great war was felt by the residents of Blackwood, and on Saturday afternoon a structure of handsome design was unveiled by the Commissioner of Police (Brig-Gen. Leane, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.). The monument, which is a striking representation of an Australian soldier (life-size) was wrought from Angaston marble. It stands on a pedestal, made from the same stone, and the whole monument rests on a basement of three slabs of granite.
The Register (Adelaide, SA), 13 June 1921.

Location

Address:Main Road & Coromandel Parade, Blackwood, 5051
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.021431
Long: 138.617164
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:South Australia Monumental Works

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th June, 1921
Front Inscription

Their name liveth for evermore

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Erected in honour of Blackwood soldiers who served in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

 

Lest We Forget

 

Left Side Inscription

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Vietnam 1962 - 73
Borneo 1962 - 1966

Back Inscription

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Korea 1950-54
Malaya 1948-60  1964-65

Right Side Inscription

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World War II
1939 - 45

Source: MA,TOH
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