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17-May-2015
17-May-2015

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The Rockhampton Wr Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.

It commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One,  World War Two, the Korean, Malaysian and Borneo campaigns, and the Vietnam War. A plaque has been placed at the cenotaph in remembrance of all who served.

Seeds from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli were obtained from the Turkish Government in Australia's Bicentennial Year, and pines from some of these seeds now form part of an avenue to and around the Cenotaph.

It  was unveiled on the 16th November 1924 by the Governor of Queensland Sir Matthew Nathan, and was designed by architects Hockings and Palmer and produced by monumental masons, F M Allen.

A large number of citizens assembled in the Botanic Gardens yesterday afternoon on the occasion of the unveiling of the War Memorial.  This obelisk of Gracemere granite rising to a height of 64ft, weighs 80 tons, and cost £2564. The surroundings have been laid out by the caretaker of the gardens (Mr. R. Simmons), and are most attractive. Among those present were the Governor (Sir Matthew Nathan), his niece (Miss. P. Nathan), Bishop Crick and the Mayor (Alderman Kingel). 
The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 17 October 1924.

 

 

Location

Address:100 Spencer Street, Botanic Gardens, Rockhampton, 4700
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.400201
Long: 150.491515
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Hockings & Palmer (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:F. M. Allen (Rockhampton, QLD)
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 16th October, 1924
Front Inscription

In remembrance.

To those who fell

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
1950 - 1953
1948 - 1954
1963 - 1965
1964 - 1972

Left Side Inscription

Freedom.

Back Inscription

Unity.

Right Side Inscription

Sacrifice.

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