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New Norfolk Cenotaph
New Norfolk Cenotaph

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

The Cenotaph commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in all wars and conflicts. The cenotaph was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One.

The municipality of New Norfolk was represented at the Great War by 416 men and three nurses, and of that number 70 made the supreme sacrifice. In order to perpetuate the memory of these men the residents of the district decided to erect a memorial and it was unveiled on Saturday before a crowd of between 300 and 400 people.  The monument, which stands about 20ft in height and takes the form of a Cross of Sacrifice, is made of freestone, obtained from the Bryn-Estyn quarry, about a mile from the township, and has a granite base with a bluestone foundation. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Sir John Gellibrand.
The Mercury (Hobart), 14th August 1922

 

Location

Address:Circle & High Streets, New Norfolk, 7140
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.781473
Long: 147.061287
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Messrs Watson Bros (Hobart)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th August, 1922
Front Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY THE EMPIRE.

"THEIR MEMORY LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

THE SECOND WORLD WAR

THE KOREAN WAR

THE MALAYA EMERGENCY

THE INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION

THE VIETNAM WAR

Left Side Inscription

FOR KING AND COUNTRY.

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE (names)

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.

Back Inscription

THE GREAT WAR 1914 . 1919.

THIS DISTRICT WAS REPRESENTED BY 416 MEN AND 3 NURSES

PRINCIPAL BATTLES OUR MEN WERE ENGAGED IN GALLIPOLI LANDING, LONE PINE, PASSCHENDAELE, FRANCE, POZIERES, AND BULLECOURT. BELGIUM, MESSINES, VILLERS BRETTONEUX, ROMANI, PALESTINE, GAZA, JORDON VALLEY

Right Side Inscription

FOR KING AND COUNTRY.

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE (names)

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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