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20-September-2018
20-September-2018
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A monument commemorates those who have died in service or been killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  It was originally erected to commemorate those from World War One. 

The memorial was unveiled by Major -General Sir Talbot Hobbs on the 21st October 1923 in the presence of a very large gathering including returned soldiers, South African veterans and citizen soldiers and cadets. The procession of the soldiers to the monument was led by the 16th Battalion band.
The West Australian (Perth), 22nd October 1923.

Monument characteristics :

A bronze statue of a World War One soldier,  at the "on guard" position on a column of Bulla Bulling granite. At the base of the column are four wings with marble lions on each.  Two ornate metal fences surround the memorial and there are flagpoles o n the east west and south sides.

Location

Address:Forrest & Wilson Streets, Kalgoorlie Railway Station, Kalgoorlie, 6430
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.746458
Long: 121.467175
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Pietro Giacomo Porcelli

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st October, 1923
Front Inscription

To Our Glorious Dead

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945

Plaque :

Belgium

Plaque :

This memorial erected by the citizens of Kalgoorlie was unveiled by Major General Sir Talbot Hobbs on 21 - 10 - 1923

 

Source: WMR, SKP, MA
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