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The War Memorial Gardens commemorate those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  At the front of the garden and near the Morphett Vale War Memorial, there are the words "Eternal Flame" in bronze letters. 

The garden includes sand from the beach at Gallipoli, a lone pine planted propagated from stock at Gallipoli and rosemary plants. A local resident donated several laurel trees which have significance in the remembrance of past sacrifices. The Memorial Gardens will provide a focal point, where the community and visitors can gather to remember Australians who have served their nation defending democracy and personal freedom.

A path of remembrance intersects the central memorial and incorporates provision for people to purchase plaques commemorating a family member.  It consists of a walkway with plaques of individual soldiers who have served in various conflicts.  



Address:Main South & Flaxmill Roads, War Memorial, Morphett Vale, 5162
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.126669
Long: 138.523205
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

            memorial gardens
The City of Onkaparinga   Eternal Flame

Monument 1 :

Returned from active service 1939 - 1945
Reynella and Morphett Vale 
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Monument 2 :

Australia`s War Dead
From the names recorded on the National Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial 
Boer War 1899 - 1902   606
Boxer Rebellion 1900 - 1901  6
World War 1  1914 - 1918  61,919
World War 2  1939 - 1945  39,366
Korean War   1950 - 1953  339
Malayan Emergency  1950 - 1960  36
Indonesian Confrontation 1963 - 1966  15
Vietnam War  1962 - 1973  520

"I dreams of war an` wot is paid by the blokes that went an` the blokes that stayed"  C J Dennis, Digger Smith, 1918

Far East
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Plaque 1 :

In appreciation of those who offered their lives seeking freedom for us and our families
Morphett Vale & Districts RSL and Morphett Vale Women`s Auxilliary

Plaque 2 :
In recognition of the sacrifices made by those who served in the cause of freedom and democracy
Returned and Services League of Australia South Australian Branch

Plaque 3 :
Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
In memory of those who gave their lives so that others may live in peace and freedom.
Let those who come after see that their names are not forgotten
Plaque 4 :
The legacy of war is long felt by the families as well as those who served
Gay Thompson MP JP  Member for Reynell
Plaque 5 :
"In recognition of the sacrifices made by those who have served and the priceless gift of freedom and prosperity they have provided for future generations"
Plaque 6 :
In recognition of New Zealanders who gave their lives to provide peace, freedom and prosperity for future generations.
Hemi Tapara (Maori Elder) for the New Zealand communitySource: MA,TOH
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