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Penola War Memorial : 01-December-2012
Penola War Memorial : 01-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson

A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally unveiled to commemorate the fallen of World War One. The memorial was relocated to its present position circa 1934.

Monument characteristics :

Polished grey granite column

The Soldiers' Memorial, which has been erected on the corner of the roads leading to Mount Gambier and Casterton, was unveiled on Sunday afternoon, February 27, in the presence of a very large gathering. Mr. L. R DeGaris, J.P., the President of the Penola Branch of the R.S.A, presided.

Kiplings "Recessional" having been sung the Chairman briefly related the history of the movement to erect a memorial. The delay was not occasioned by the fallen having been forgotten, for they were constantly in their minds. There had been a difficulty in deciding what the memorial should consist of. Eventually a monument had been decided on, and the people of the district had readily responded. The work had been carried out by Messrs. W. H. Martin, Ltd., and was before them in the shape of a beautiful grey granite monument, of which they could all feel proud.
The Narracoorte Herald (SA), 4 March 1927.


Address:Church Street , Penola, 5277
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.377453
Long: 140.837061
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:Messrs W.H. Martin Ltd


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th February, 1927
Front Inscription

The Great War
1914 - 1919

Hallowed to the memory of

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]


Right Side Inscription

1965 - 1972
[ Name ]

Source: MA,TOH
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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