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15-January-2016
15-January-2016

The Collector War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War One. The memorial is a three metre obelisk built of local blue granite with a moulded and carved cap.

The ceremony of unveiling a soldiers' memorial at Collector took place on Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering, several carloads going from Goulburn and Gunning, Mr. Councillor Goodwin was in charge of the arrangements, and the formal unveiling of the munument was performed by Mrs. Mclnerney, the oldest resident of the district. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. Father Carson, of Gunning, Councillors Goodwin, O'Brien and Starr, Messrs S. Sheridan, Murray, and Osmond (returned soldier), Mr. Campbell (hon. sec.) proposed a vote of thanks to the contractor, Mr. J. Turner, who briefly responded. After the ceremony, at the invitation of the committee, the visitors were entertained at afternoon tea in the public hall.

The memorial takes the form of a monument, and is erected in the centre of Collector at the cross roads. The monument Is placed on a platform 8ft. square by lft. 6in. high of rock-faced gray granite with four rock-faced and axed apex top posts at the corners. The platform is covered with slabs of sawn granite. The monument is fixed in the centre with the platform  having a base of rock-face and margined edged granite with polished die for inscriptions, and is finished off with a moulded and carved cap. The whole work stands about ten feet high. A most unusual feature about the work is that the committee decided that they would have the monument worked from stone quarried in the Collector district and arranged with Mr. Turner, who sent men out and quarried the stone on Mr James Grainger's property at Oakdale, about five miles from Collector, sent the stone to Goulburn and worked it, and then carted it back to Collector. 
Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW), 3 February 1920.

Location

Address:Murray & Bourke Streets, Collector, 2581
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.913705
Long: 149.427592
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 Manufacturer:Mr. J. Turner

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 31st January, 1920
Front Inscription

Erected By Residents Of COLLECTOR And DISTRICT In Memory Of Soldiers Who Fell In Their  Country's Service And In Honour Of Those Who Enlisted
Great European War
1914 - 1919

 

Left Side Inscription

ENLISTED & RETURNED
[Names]

Right Side Inscription

FALLEN IN THEIR
COUNTRY`S SERVICE

[Names]

Source: SKP, NWRM, MA
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