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24-November-2016
24-November-2016

Photographs supplied by John Huth
A life-size statue of a Digger on a plinth in front of the park’s rotunda commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. Funding for the statue was received through the Anzac Centenary Grants Program. 
 

Kingaroy’s new marble statue of a World War I digger has arrived ahead of schedule for its unveiling on Anzac Day next year. The statue, crafted by K.C. Monuments in Toowoomba, weighs about 1.25 tonnes and has been placed into safe storage at the South Burnett Council Depot.

Kingaroy-Memerambi RSL Sub-Branch president Don Davey said the statue would be erected on a plinth in front of the current catafalque in Memorial Park in time to mark the centenary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli. The stone will be lightly sandblasted and then sealed before the statue is lifted by crane into position.

The stonemasons have carefully reproduced a World War I uniform. Don said he was surprised by the level of detail, especially in the hat badge. The statue has cost about $15,000 to this point, including a grant of $4000 from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The project has taken three years of planning, with serious fundraising starting about a year ago.
southburnett.com.au., 6 September 2014. 

Location

Address:William Street, Memorial Park, Kingaroy, 4610
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.539404
Long: 151.83342
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015
Monument Designer:K. C. Monuments (Toowoomba, QLD)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 2015
Front Inscription
This Memorial Statue Was
Unveiled By Commodore Brett Wolski
And Dedicated By The Reverend John Sellwood
On ANZAC Day 2015
Source: MA
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