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Bimbi War Memorial : 26-May-2013
Bimbi War Memorial : 26-May-2013

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Bimbi War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War One. 

In 1922 the people of Bimbi raised ₤250 for a soldiers memorial. They purchased the memorial stone from Sydney and had the soldiers names cut then formally applied to the Weddin Shire Council for permission to erect the memorial. The Weddin Shire Council forwarded the plan and also the site chosen to the Local Government Department who forwarded it to the War Memorial Committee who rejected the plan. A second appeal also resulted in a point blank refusal by the Committee for it to be erected in a public place. It is unknown when the memorial was erected and dedicated. 

Monument characteristics :

Granite obelisk.

The unveiling ceremony in connection with the Bimbi Soldiers' Memorial took place on Sunday last, and despite the inclement weather, there was a very large gathering, including visitors from Grenfell and other centres. Proceedings opened with the singing of the National Anthem. Mr. A. H. Grimm, M.L.A., then performed the unveiling ceremony, and speeches were delivered by the Mayor Grenfell (Ald Jno. Taylor) and the President of Weddin Shire (Mr. W. H. Simpson). 

The monument presents a very fine appearance, and the Bimbi people may be justly proud of it, containing, as it does, the names of 68 Australians who answered the call to duty. Many of those whose names are on the stone belong to the oldest families on the Bland—"The Men who blazed the Trail."  The amount collected towards the monument was £246, of which £205 monument was £246, of which 10s has been spent. The balance will go towards the erection of a suitable fence.
The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW), 28 August 1922. 

Location

Address:Young & Caldwell Streets, Bimbi, 2810
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.037777
Long: 147.929445
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
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Front Inscription

KILLED [names]

THIS MONUMENT
WAS ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS
OF THE DISTRICT TO THOSE
WHO FOUGHT AND FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919.

Left Side Inscription

[Names]

Right Side Inscription

[Names]

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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