Mount Barker War Memorial Print Page
Mount Barker War Memorial commemorates those who from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial originally commemorated those who served during both World Wars.
Funding was received through the ANZAC Centenary Grants Program in 2015 to upgrade the war memorial site. Stage 1 of the design includes seating, pathways to provide better site access for all members of the community, and planting to enhance and emphasise the memorial. The plaques at the base of the original trees have been removed and are being cleaned in preparation of their return to the memorial under new trees to commemorate those locals who have served in conflicts in the last 100 years. Stage 2 is more detailed and will involve the development of a We Will Remember Them Walk designed to tell the story of local involvement in war during the last 100 years.
In 1949, the Committee was disappointed in the poor response for funds to erect a memorial opposite the District Hall. Further letters were sent out to residents hoping for a greater response. The Committee hoped to raise £2000 for the establishment of a Memorial Park with a memorial in the centre to honour those who had passed on.
Albany Advertiser (WA), 25th July 1929.
|Address:||Albany Highway & Muir Street, Centenary Park, Mount Barker, 6324|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.625109|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
1939 - 1945
LEST WE FORGET