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Memorial Gates : 03-November-2011
Memorial Gates : 03-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Memorial Gates and Oval were originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War Two. Plaques have been added to commemorate other conflicts in which Australia has been involved and National Servicemen. The memorial gates were opened in 1954.

The imposing gates at the entrance to the Naracoorte Memorial Oval were completed last month at a cost of approximately £500. The Coo-ee Club, a war-time organisation, generously donated £200 towards the cost of the gates and a plaque recording this gesture is to be attached. An official opening ceremony will take place in the near future. The contractors responsible for the work were Messrs. Basso Brothers of Naracoorte.

In an address to Naracoorte Rotarians last Monday evening, Mr. D. R. Hawkes outlined the natural advantages of the  Naracoorte Memorial Oval site, which he felt were not generally appreciated by the public, but would become recognised if full advantage were taken of them, and the co-operation of sporting bodies and other organisations which required oval accommodation could be won. Explaining that the land was originally acquired to establish a Memorial Oval as a lasting and useful tribute to the men and women who served in World War II., Mr. Hawkes said that this fact alone should commend its use and development.

The Naracoorte Herald (SA), 15 March, 18 November 1954,


Address:Price Street, Naracoorte, 5271
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.961033
Long: 140.750119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:Messrs. Basso Brothers (Naracoorte)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1954
Left Side Inscription

Memorial Oval 1945

World War 1 1914 - 1918

Korea 1950 - 1953

Right Side Inscription

Memorial Oval 1945

World War 2 1939 -1945

Vietnam 1962 - 1971

To Australia's National Servicemen erected by their comrades.  This memorial was unveiled by Mr Neil Smith DFC patron.  Dedicated on 6th November 1999


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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