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04-May-2017 (Harry Frochter)
04-May-2017 (Harry Frochter)

Photographs supplied by Harry Frochter / Bryan Hardy

A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  It was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  It was originally erected in the small park alongside the traffic bridge at the eastern entrance to the town, but now stands in the grounds of the Shire of Murray Memorial Civic Centre, where it was relocated in 1966.

The Memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Western Australia, Sir Francis Newdegate on the 18th July 1923 in front of a large gathering. The choice of the Celtic Cross was pleasing as it is symbolic of strength, simplicity and ruggedness which were all seen as attributes of the Australian soldier.
The West Australian (Perth), 19th July 1923.

Monument characteristics :

A rock face granite Celtic cross on an octagonal dressed granite base (approximately 7metres high). The recessed panels in the base are inscribed with the names of the men from the district who died in World War One. The memorial is surrounded by pillars on which are placed plaques that represent other wars and conflicts. 



Address:Pinjarra Road, Outside Murray Shire Offices, Pinjarra, 6208
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.628041
Long: 115.871546
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Eales & Cohen (Subiaco, W.A.)
Monument Manufacturer:Messrs Baker & Matthews


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 18th July, 1923
Front Inscription

Erected in honour of our soldiers who fell in the Great War

1914 - 1918.

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