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The Weeping Mother Memorial, or sometimes called the Grieving Mother, commemorates those who have lost their lives in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One.
Made of Ulam marble, the memorial features a weeping mother atop four pillars. She holds a scroll reading "Their name liveth for evermore". The pillar sits on a base of two steps and is partially covered with a tasselled shroud. It bears the leaded names of the 68 local men who fell in the First World War. The names of those who fell in later conflicts are recorded on the base of the pillar including two killed in the Vietnam War. On either side of the path leading to the Weeping Mother are stones carrying a plaque noting the history of an original light now housed at the Gatton and District Historical Society and an Australia Remembers 1939-1945 plaque.
Queensland Times, 25th April 1922, The Brisbane Courier, 16th November 1922.
|Address:||Old College Road & Park Lane, Littleton Park, Gatton, 4343|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.553964|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Frank Williams|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Frank Williams & Co (Ipswich, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 14th November, 1922|
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE