Mount Defiance Memorial WallPrint Page
Memorial wall and memorial tablets honour the unstinting work of the Great Ocean Road Trust's founding president, Howard Hitchcock, and his contribution to the success of the project, and the men who served in the Great War. In April 1935, Victoria's Governor, Lord Huntingfield, unveiled the memorials.
This section of the Great Ocean Road at Mount Defiance proved the most problematical in the construction project and it took a fighting effort to blast out the route from almost perpendicular cliffs
Howard Hichcock became president of the Great Ocean Road Trust in 1918 and gave nearly £3000 to its appeal. It was his enthusiasm and energy as much as anything that kept the project afloat. He died before he was able to open the completed road in 1932 and in tribute, his car was driven behind the governor's in the procession along the road on opening day.
|Address:||Great Ocean Road, Mount Defiance, Lorne, 3232|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.586772|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1935|