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15-July-2019
15-July-2019

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
The "Rising Sun " monument commemorates the 100th anniversary of Australia's involvement in World War One.  The memorial was funded by a $63,500 grant from the federal government's Anzac Centenary Grants Program. Additional funds came from Swansea RSL and Sub-Branch and the state government.

The memorial consists of a steel rising sun which stands at 4.5 metres tall and eight metres wide.

Location

Address:Bridge Street, Swansea RSL foreshore, Swansea , 2281
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.086878
Long: 151.640719
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Charles & Joan Smith
Monument Manufacturer:Aisling Studios (Gidgegannup, WA)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2015
Front Inscription
We will remember them
Left Side Inscription

Plaque :
This memorial was constructed for Anzac Day 2015 to commemorate 100 years since World War 1 and the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. 

A similar memorial is located at Onslow, Western Australia. Both are constructed so that the sun rises directly through the middle of the monument each ANZAC Day, and then two hours later in Onslow. 

Funding was provided under the Australian Government`s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Additional funds were provided by the NSW State Government, Swansea RSL Club, Swansea RSL Sub-Branch, Catherine Hill Bay RSL Sub Branch, the Maritime Union of Australia, the Australian Maritime Officers Union, Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers and public donations from the Swansea area.

The First World War took the lives of more than 60,000 Australians and seriously wounded more than 200,000. This was at a time when the population of Australia was only around five million, thus having a disastrous effect on almost every family in the land. 

Plaque :

This monument was dedicated by the Reverend Clive Gerard, Father Gerard Mackie and Salvation Army Major Colin Robinson. 

It was opened on 25 April 2015, by the Federal Member for Shortland, Jill Hall MP
Senator Arthur Sinodinos representing the Federal Minister for Veteran Affairs,
and Councillor Jason Pauling representing the NSW Minister for Veteran Affairs.

Monument Designer/ Manufacturer
Charles & Joan Smith, Aisling Studios, Gidgegannup, WA.

Monument organisers:
Sub Branch President, Bill Duffy,
Secretary, Barney Blundell,
Treasurer, Greg Jehn



 

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