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31-October-2016
31-October-2016

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Chinchilla War Memorial commemorates those from the Shire of Chinchilla who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

Chinchilla War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One. The original war memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland on the 30th January 1919. The original 'digger' memorial stood near the railway overpass from 1919 to 1977. The memorial was removed, restored and resited in Fuller Place.  

The base of the new restored memorial is made of the original stone and the marble panels from the 1919 memorial have been re-used on this memorial. An aluminium spire replaces the original digger statue. The new restored memorial and a commemorative plaque in honour of the men and women of the Shire of Chinchilla who have served in the armed forces were unveiled and rededicated on the 17th March 1979.

The digger was removed, restored and relocated to the RSL further along Heeney Street. 

Location

Address:Fuller Place , Heeney Street, Chinchilla, 4413
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.742105
Long: 150.623058
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th March, 1979
Front Inscription

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Plaque :

This commemorative plaque was unveiled on Saturday 17th March, 1979 by Cr. C. H. Fuller, M.B.E., in honour of the men and women of the Shire of Chinchilla who have served in the Australian armed forces

Plaque :

This memorial was dedicated on 17th March 1979 by Rev. Fr. K. Stevenson

The Thanksgivinig prayer was offered by Rev. Fr. C. Leahy

Left Side Inscription
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Back Inscription

Erected by the residents to show their appreciation of those who enlisted from the District.

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Right Side Inscription
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Source: MA,MIV,QWMR,SKP
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