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03-October-2013
03-October-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

Memorial commemorates Tasmania`s thirteen Victoria Cross winners and all Victoria Cross recipients.

The Victoria Cross Medal was awarded to two Tasmanian soldiers after the Boer War and eleven soldiers after World War One. The Tasmanian awards include the first two Victoria Crosses ever to be awarded to Australians serving in Australian forces.

The Memorial also commemorates the 83 other recipients from outside Tasmania.

Location

Address:Domain, The Cenotaph, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.877475
Long: 147.335878
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Julie Stoneman (Landscape Architect)
Link:http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th May, 2003
Left Side Inscription

For Valour.

The earth walls are layered with soil from the birthplaces and battlefields of Tasmania`s Victoria Cross recipients.

This memorial was dedicated on 11 May 2003 by His Excellency the Governor of Tasmania Sir Guy Green AC, KBE, CVO.

Right Side Inscription

The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross is the highest decoration awarded for conspicuous bravery to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.

The award was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1866 and cast from the metal of guns captured at Sebastopol during the Crimean War 1854 to 1856.

Thirteen Tasmanians have been awarded the Victoria Cross

Source: MA,ACPH,CRE
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