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Geeveston Cenotaph
Geeveston Cenotaph

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Geeveston Cenotaph commemorates the fallen of both World Wars.  The monument was originally unveiled in 1923 to commemorate the fallen from Liverpool, Geeveston and Surges Bay Wards. The names of the fallen from World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date. The memorial also contains an Australia Remembers plaque dedicated to those who served in the Second World War.

Despite the fact that the war memorial erected at Geeveston in honour of the soldiers from the Liverpool, Geeveston, and Surges Bay wards of the Esperance municipality who fell in the Great War had been completed for some time, it was not until Anzac Day that the official unveiling ceremony took place. The structure is very imposing figure of an Australian soldier with rifle reversed, standing on a base of black polished granite, quarried in New South Wales. The figure, which is 5ft 6in. in height, was made in Italy, of Sicilian marble. The steps and pillars are of trachyte granite. The whole structure is surrounded at a distance of about 4ft. by a neat wire fence, which gives just the necessary finish. The total cost was £575 10s.
The Mercury (Hobart), 26th April 1923.



Address:Memorial Drive, Geeveston, 7116
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.169016
Long: 146.927119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1923
Front Inscription

The Fallen [ Names ]

Erected by the residents of the Liverpool, Geeveston and Surges Bay Wards, Municipality of Esperance

Note : the “Tasmanian War Memorials Data Base” , compiled by Fred Thornett which is located at the State Library of Tasmania, contains a comprehensive listing of the names on this monument.

Left Side Inscription

To perpetuate the memory of our fallen soldiers

(Australia Remembers Plaque )

Back Inscription

1939 - 1945
Duty nobly done

Right Side Inscription

1914              1919

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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