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20-August-2014
20-August-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Russell Byers / John Huth

Sarina Soldiers` Monument was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who enlisted in World War One. Names were added to the memorial to commemorate those who served in World War Two and additional plaques were added to commemorate later conflicts.

Sarina Soldiers` Monument comprises a pedestal surmounted by a 'digger' statue and is surrounded by two fences. 

The ceremony of unveiling the Soldiers monument, at Sarina is announced to take place on Saturday October 2, at 3.30 p.m. This conspicuous statue is a credit to Sarina residents and has been erected in a central position in the township. It is an adaption of one erected in the park at East Brisbane and stands 19ft. high. The pedestal is of stone 9ft.6in in height by 3ft. 6in. by 3ft. 6in., set in a concrete foundation, having three tier of steps. The statue represents an Australian soldier standing with arms reversed and is chiselled in stone. The design is a bold one and appropriate in every particular. The cost exceeeds £250 and is a splendid tribute to the patriotism of the district. 
Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld),  23 September 1920.

Location

Address:Broad Street (Bruce Highway) , Sarina, 4737
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.423944
Long: 149.217733
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Melrose & Fenwick (Townsville, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd October, 1920
Front Inscription

LIST OF KILLED

[ Names ]

LEST WE FORGET

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

(Lower Incription) 
  VIETNAM
1962 -1972

Back Inscription

        SARINA
SOLDIERS' MONUMENT

Erected By Public Subscription
In Commemoration Of Those
Residents Of Sarina Shire
Who Enlisted In The World War
Of 1914-1919


(Lower Inscription) 
KOREA • MALAYA
     BORNEO
   1948-1966

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

(Lower Inscription) 

WORLD WAR II
1939-1945

Inscription in Proximity

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

In Honour Of
The Men & Women Who Served
Australia In Time Of Conflict
During World War II

LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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