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Anzac Park Memorial Gates
Anzac Park Memorial Gates

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The ANZAC Park Memorial Gates were unveiled by the Governor-General Lord Forster in 1922. The gates were erected at the entrance to an Honour Avenue in memory of the Southport soldiers who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. Additional trees were planted and a plaque was erected at a later date to commemorate the fallen of World War Two.

At the opening of the gates Lord Forster said "Let these gates be held in high honour to the memory of those brave men who went to fight for King and country. In memory of those who laid down their lives I declare these gates open. "
The Brisbane Courier, 1st September 1922

The redevelopment of the Southport Broadwater Parklands in 2010 necessitated the removal and relocation of the existing ANZAC Park Gates within the upgraded park.

 

Location

Address:Gold Coast Highway, Broadwater Parklands ANZAC Park, Southport, 4215
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.969831
Long: 153.418911
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 31st August, 1922
Left Side Inscription

   ANZAC
   PARK

Lest We Forget.

These Gates Were Erected
And This Avenue Planted
By The Citizens Of
SOUTHPORT
In Honour Of Southport
Men Who Made The
Supreme Sacrifice 
In The Great War
1914- 1919

(Inside Column)
ROLL
   OF 
HONOUR
(Names) 
Their Name Liveth For Evermore

Right Side Inscription

    ANZAC
   PARK

Lest We Forget.

These Gates Were Erected
And This Avenue Planted
By The Citizens Of
SOUTHPORT
In Honour Of Southport
Men Who Made The
Supreme Sacrifice 
In The Second World War 
1939 - 45

(Back of Column) 
(Names 

Source: MIV,QWMR, MA
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