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The Wall commemorates men and women of the Pilbara who served in all wars and conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The Wall also conatins a plaque to Percy Gratwick V.C. 

The foundation stone of the memorial was laid on Anzac Day 1988 in memory of Captain Bert Madigan 16th Battalion A.I.F. A plaque records the names of those who worked on the construction of the memorial and honours Sergeant Tony Moriarty who was accidentally killed on 13th April, 1994 while on duty with the Pilbara Regiment. 

Location

Address:The Esplanade & Anderson Street, Port Hedland, 6721
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.31416
Long: 118.575958
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:P.Blenkinsopp
Link:http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th August, 1991
Front Inscription
Plaque:
DEDICATED TO THE
MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE PILBARA

FOR THEIR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE
IN PEACE AND WAR
UNVEILED ON THE 18TH AUGUST, 1991,
BY W.O.I.PERCY WHITE D.C.M. 


Plaque:
This Foundation Stone
Was Laid On ANZAC Day 1988
BY LT.COL. B.G.WALLIS
Commanding Officer 
The Pilbara Regiment
IN MEMORY OF
WX 11020 Capt. Bert Madigan M.C., M.I.D.
2/16Th Battalion A.I.F. 

A Port Hedland R.S.L.
And North West Vietnam Veterans 

Bicentennial Project

 
Left Side Inscription
THIS PLAQUE RECORDS THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MEMORIAL UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF P.BLENKINSOPP, THE STRUCTURES DESIGNER, 
AND HONOURS THE MEMORY OF 

SERGEANT TONY MORIARTY
WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED ON 15 APRIL, 1994
WHILE ON DUTY WITH THE PILBARA REGIMENT

THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY OF PORT HEADLAND
IS GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED

(NAMES) 


WORLD WAR ONE          WORLD WAR  TWO 
Right Side Inscription

                       "THE WALL"

DESIGNED TO PERFECT THE RUGGED TERRAIN OF THE PILBARA AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MINING INDUSTRY TO THE REGION. THE WALLS ARE CONSTRUCTED FROM IRON ORE DONATED BY THE GOLDSWORTHY, HAMERSLEY, ROBE RIVER AND MT.NEWMAN MINING COMPANIES.
THE STRUCTURE WAS BUILT IN THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1990 TO MARCH 1991 BY WEEKEND VOLUNTEER LABOUR FROM THE PORT HEDLAND R.S.L., THE PILBARA REGIMENT AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY OF PORT HEDLAND.
NORTH WEST VIETNAM VETERANS THROUGHOUT THE REGION ASSISTED IN THE DELIVERY OF THE 48 TONNES OF ORE USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MEMORIAL.
THE DEDICATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH
WEST, PAST AND PRESENT WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH
AND WHOSE SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND IDENTIFICATION WITH
THE REGION HAVE DEVELOPED THIS AREA FOR THE BENEFIT OF
                          ALL AUSTRALIANS.  

 

 KOREA  MALAYA          BORNEO  VIETNAM

Source: SKP,WMR, MA
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