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11-November-2015
11-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald

A monument commemorates the firefighters from Ballarat who served in World War One.

The original memorial was across the road and had fallen into disrepair over the years and been forgotten. It was badly damaged by grass slashers and was going to be removed.  However the Ballarat City Fire brigade initiated a new monument and were able to protect the original from further damage. 

Location

Address:Remembrance Drive & Crown and Sceptre Road, Cardigan, 3352
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.531324
Long: 143.760796
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th April, 2015
Front Inscription

In August 1917, trees 1001 - 1050 were planted to honour members of Ballarat and District Fire Brigades who served in World War 1.

To mark the plantings, 4 Firemen`s helmets were constructed and evidence of 3 of these are adjacent to trees 1010, 1045 and 1048.

This Centenary of ANZAC Memorial is dedicated to all firemen who served.

Donated by Sovereign Concrete Products, Ballarat City Fire Brigade and City of Ballarat to the Arch of Victory / Avenue of Honour Committee 18 / 04 / 2015 

 

Source: MA
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