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The cenotaph commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in all wars and conflicts.

The white painted obelisk cenotaph was originally unveiled in 1922 and displays Rolls of Honour to Emu Park Soldiers who took part in World War One. The cenotaph was presented by J N Lawson to the Ladies Emu Park Improvement Association and erected by them.  Additional memorial walls and plaques commemorating subsequent conflicts have been erected and now form a memorial place.

The Emu Park Cenotaph was unveiled by Mr G.S. Curtis on Anzac Day 1922. At the unveiling ceremony Mr Curtis recited  the words of Tennyson's poem :-

"Britons myriad voices call
Sons be welded each and all
Into one Imperial whole,
One with Britain heart and soul;
One life, one flag, one fleet , one throne."

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) 4th May 1922.


Address:Tennant Memorial Drive, Emu Park, 4710
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.257833
Long: 150.828877
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 1922
Front Inscription

Memorial Cenotaph
Emu Park Soldiers
Who Took Part In The
World`s Great War
1914 - 1919

Left Side Inscription

For King And Country 

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Presented By
J. N. Lawson
To The Ladies` Emu Park
Improvement Association
And Erected By Them
A. D. 1921
E. Bell.               President
H. W. Johnson.  Chairman
E. Goodwin.       Hon. Sec.

Right Side Inscription

For King And Country 

[ Names ]

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