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02-August-2013
02-August-2013

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Commemortes those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who died or were killed in World War One, but plaques commemorating other conflicts have been added to it.

Monument characteristics :

An obelisk of local stone with three metal rifles at the top

On Saturday afternoon the O'Halloran Hill War Memorial, in honor of the men of that district who made the supreme sacrifice, was unveiled by Colonel C. P. Butler, D.S.O., who was introduced by Mr. Tom Davidson. The memorial is unique. The pedestal is composed of cobble stones, and surmounted by three rifles with fixed bayonets. One of the bayonets did service in the Battle of Waterloo, and was handed by Mr. Sandison, of O'Halloran Hill, to Mr. Mason, who was killed in the Great War.  Colonel Butler, who unveiled the memorial, expressed the hope that it would serve as an incentive to returned soldiers and civilians alike to emulate the high ideals of the men who had fallen. The Rev. J. Longman, rector of St. Mary`s gave an address. In the hall afternoon tea was provided, and a vote of thanks -was proposed by Captain Campbell to Colone Butler for unveiling the memorial. The ladies provided afternoon tea.  Chronicle, Adelaide, 29 July 1922

Location

Address:Main South & Chandlers Hill Roads, O`Halloran Hill, 5158
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.06052
Long: 138.559803
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th July, 1922
Front Inscription

O`HALLORAN HILL MEMORIAL
TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
[ Names ]

Plaque :

AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS 1939 - 1945.
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED AUSTRALIA IN TIME OF CONFLICT DURING WORLD WAR II. LEST WE FORGET
 

Back Inscription

3  RIFLES O`HALLORAN HILL 

1939 - 1945 
Names ]

Source: MA,TOH
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