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13-August-2017 (John Huth)
13-August-2017 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

The monument commemorates those from the Taroom Shire who served in World War One, World War Two and the Vietnam War.

It features petrified wood on the top and is shaded by a Gallipoli pine.

Location

Address:Yaldwyn Street , Ludwig Leichhardt Park, Taroom, 4420
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.640922
Long: 149.79742
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1973
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Residents of the Taroom Shire who answered the call to duty

1914 - 1918
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

Served in Vietnam
[ Name ]


 

Back Inscription

This cenotpah was built just prior to ANZAC Day in 1973 by Taroom Shire Foreman Mick Standing, Ron Ellis and a couple of other Council workers.  Mick went to Geoff Jerrard, the President of Taroom R.S.L. Sub-Branch at the time, with the idea of a memorial in Leichhardt Park.

He had a piece of petrified wood which he found at "Pony Hills" when roadworks were in progress there.  Geoff Jerrard commented that "the petrified wood was millions of years old and it symbolises eternity" and it was placed on top of the cenotaph.

The Aleppo Pine, a seedling from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli, was planted at the same time.

Funded by Western District R.S.L. (Qld) Branch Inc.

Inscription in Proximity

Price of freedom is eternal vigilance

Lest we forget

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