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 05-May-2015
05-May-2015

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A sculpted rock centrepiece surrounded by boulders symbolising the 34 World War One names on the Bombala Cenotaph of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  It commemorates the centenary of ANZAC and World War One. 

The sculpted basalt rock from Adelong titled ‘Dignity and Permanence’, was created by world renowned Austrian rock sculptor, Andreas Buisman. It is installed, together with the boulders, to create a contemplative space, emanating dignity and the power of permanence. This memorial reflects the country from where these volunteer soldiers came, and hints at where they went. The rocks represent the young men from Bombala lost in World War One, and a particularly prominent boulder came from the property where one of them had grown up. 

Location

Address:Monaro Highway, Gunnago Park, opposite Lavender House, Bombala, 2632
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.905918
Long: 149.242007
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Monument Designer:Andreas Buisman (sculptor)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 24th April, 2015
Front Inscription
(plaque)

remembering our heroes

This memorial of Monaro boulders commemorates the Centenary of Anzac (1915 -2015) and of World War 1.
It honours the sacrifices made by all members of the Bombala and District communities and their families.

"Dignity and Permanence" created by Andreas Buisman, sculptor, is installed, together with the boulders, to create a contemplative space, emanating dignity and the power of permanence. This memorial reflects the country from where these volunteers came and where they went. 

The boulders represent the young men lost in World War 1 from the Bombala District. Collectively they remind us of the sacrifice and valour of all who served Australia during this conflict. 

Please sit on the boulders, wander through, relax, and contemplate "Dignity and Permanence."
                                                                  Lest We Forget



 
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