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Pine Rivers Honour Gates
Pine Rivers Honour Gates

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Pine Rivers Honour Gates were originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One.  The gates were erected at the Lawnton Showgrounds in July 1923. Additional plaques were added at a later date to commemorate the fallen of World War Two and those who served in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam.

A fete was held in the Lawnton Showground, on Saturday, under the auspices of the Pine Rivers A., H., and I., Society, in conjunction with the Pine Shire Council Memorial Committee. Mr R. J. Warren, M.L.A., who was introduced by the president (Mr. W. F. Affleck), performed the opening ceremony, and praised the action of the district in proposing to erect memorial gates at such a suitable site. It was announced that the gates would be unveiled at the show in July.

"A gateway is an appropriate symbol of the war through which Australia entered into nationhood, and her soldiers passed to a foremost place In tho manhood of the world." So spoke his Excellency the Governor, Sir Matthew Nathan, when officially opening the gates erected to the memory of  the district's fallen soldiers, at the Pine River Show on Saturday. The memorial gates, which are handsomely designed and executed, form the entrance to the Pine River Show Ground at Lawnton, and were erected at an approximate cost of £323. One each of the stone pillars are marble tablets , one bearing the names of 28 of the district's fallen soldiers. After an appropriate address to the crowd,  His Excellency then unlocked the gates which were then thrown open and read aloud the names of the departed soldiers on the marble tablet.
The Brisbane Courier, 2nd May, 30th July,  1923.

Location

Address:ANZAC Avenue , Pine Rivers District RSL Memorial Gardens, Kallangur, 4503
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.251667
Long: 152.988056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th July, 1923
Left Side Inscription

1914
(Names)

KOREA
1950-1954

PINE
RIVERS

(far left pillar)
WORLD
WAR 11
1939 - 1945 

(Names) 

  MALAYA
1948 - 1960.
1964 - 1965.



 

Right Side Inscription

       These
Memorial Gates
Are Dedicated To
The Memory Of
Our Fallen Heroes
     In The
    Great War

   July 1923.

(below)
  VIETNAM
1962-1973.

(far right pillar) 
WORLD 
WAR 11 
1939 - 1945
(Names) 

BORNEO 
1962 - 1966

 

HONOUR
GATES

Source: SKP,QWMR, MA
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