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13-October-2013 (Diane Watson)
13-October-2013 (Diane Watson)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Roger Johnson / John Huth

The War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

In 2012 the Thangool War Memorial was restored and enhanced due to a partnership with Thangool and District Advancement Sporting and Recreation Association, the wider Thangool community and the Queensland Government, with a Community Memorials Restoration grant assisting to finance the restoration of the memorial.

This enhancement involved the addition of the Memorial wall and restoring and housing undercover, the 25 Pound Howitzer which is next to the memorial. The memorial was rededicated on the 25th April 2013. 

A committee was then formed to draw up plans to work on and finance the Thangool Park, the site for which has been leased from the Railway Department. It is that portion of ground between the main railway gates and the Kookaburra basketball court. The committee comprises Messrs C. Barry, E. G. Wearne, N. Stoner, D. Britten (chairman) and G. A. Webb (secretary). It was also resolved to ask the Thangool sub-branch of the RSSAILA to cooperate in any way possible in connection with the proposed park as a war memorial.
Excerpt from Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, QLD), 4 June 1954.



Address:Burnett Highway, Thangool and District Memorial Park, Thangool, 4716
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.486344
Long: 150.574644
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1954
Front Inscription

Their Name Liveth For Evermore.
Names Of The "Fallen"
Killed In Action
[ Names ]
" Lest We Forget."


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