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The memorial is a concrete obelisk on a stone plinth on a stone base and commemorates 61 fallen of both World Wars. The memorial was originally erected on a portion of Road Board land and unveiled in 1924 by the Governor of Western Australia. It was moved to its present position in Antares Street and rededicated on Anzac Day 1935.

On the 10th February 1924, the Governor of Western Australia arrived in Southern Cross with Major General Sir Talbot Hobbs and the Bishop of Kalgoorlie for the unveiling of the town's war memorial. The unveiling ceremony took place in front of more than 1000 men. women and children. The memorial was inscribed with the names of 68 men from Southern Cross and District who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. A high tribute was paid by General Hobbs to the work of goldfields men in the war especially the miners and tunnellers.
The West Australian (Perth),11th February 1924.

Location

Address:Antares Street, Memorial Hill Park , Southern Cross, 6426
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.228263
Long: 119.325282
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th February, 1924
Front Inscription

GALLIPOLI
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914 1918
(names)
Erected by THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN CROSS AND DISTRICTS IN REVERENT MEMORY OF LATE RESIDENTS OF YILGARN WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR. "Lest we forget."

Back Inscription

BELGIUM FRANCE PALESTINE
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1939 1945
(names)

Source: SKP, MA, WMR
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