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Mt Victoria War Memorial / May 2013
Mt Victoria War Memorial / May 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Mount Victoria War Memorial honours those from the district who served in World War One.

A large crowd assembled in Mount Victoria Park on Monday afternoon to witness the unveiling of a fine memorial in honor of the men who have enlisted for active service from Mt Victoria and the immediate districts to the west and south. 

The enclosure was decorated with bunting, and the weather was favorable. Cr. W. J. Green, president of the Blue Mountains Shire Council, presided, and he was supported by Crs. Wall, Matthews, Staples, and Commens (Blaxland), besides a number of ladies among whom was Mrs. Wall, who performed the unveiling ceremony. Among the general visitors were noticed residents of Katoomba, Blackheath, Bell, Hartley, Megalong, Hampton, and Lithgow. Among the latter were Major A. E. Reay, and Lieut. Sullivan, representing the local recruiting authorities. 

The monument, which certainly reflects credit on the builder (Mr. T. Lanfranchi), is of reinforced concrete, 12 feet high, and oblisk in shape. The base is seven feet square, upon which stands a central cube. The sides of the cube are faced with ironide, to which the brass plates bearing the names are adjusted. The face of the obelisk is roughly cast, with a rifle delineated in cement on each of the four sides. It is surmounted with a ball and base 15 inches high. A neat cement banister carrying a rail runs around the top of the main base, thus neatly enclosing the cube. The monument is prominently situated in the centre of the park. 
Excerpt from Mt Victoria Soldiers Memorial, Lithgow Mercury (NSW), 5 June 1918.



Address:Great Western Highway, Memorial Park, Mount Victoria, 2786
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.589443
Long: 150.254091
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:O. G. Rienits
Monument Manufacturer:T. Lanfranchi (Mt Victoria)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 3rd June, 1918
Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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