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The Diggers
The Diggers

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The Diggers Sculpture was unveiled to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Great Ocean Road. It commemorates the soldiers who built the Great Ocean Road as a memorial to their comrades who were killed or died in World War One.

Location

Address:Great Ocean Road, Eastern View, 3231
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.47205
Long: 144.044708
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 Designer:Julie Squires

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 13th April, 2007
Front Inscription

The Diggers.

This sculpture was unveiled by the Hon. Bruce Billson MP Minister for Veterans` Affairs on April 13th, 2007 in honour of the three thousand Australian returned soldiers and sailors of the First World War (1914 - 1918) who built the Great Ocean Road as a memorial to their fallen comrades.

This memorial was funded by the Geelong Community Foundation in association with Great Ocean Road Marketing Inc, Department of Veteran Affairs, Surf Coast Shire and Vic Roads. Sculpture by Julie Squires.

Source: MA
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