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15-September-2013
15-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson

A  monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

Fundraising began in January 1919  for the construction of the monument, with a procession held which included a large crowd, many being returned soldiers, with music provided by the Pyramid Hill Brass Band.  A number of returned soldiers were transported in the automobile of Mr. P. Hardiman and the Pine Grove Red Cross lorry represented the nursing profession.

The monument was unveiled by Mrs. Whitfield on Novermber 1st, 1919.

Monument characteristics :

The base has a mound surrounded by granite.  On this stands a pedestal of marble about one metre in height, the four sides of which are ten centimetres across and arched.  Under each arch are the Union Jack and the Australian flag in outline, and under these the names of those from the district who served in the war.  

A female figure of "Remembrance" with a fold of her robe full of floweres held by her right hand, while the left hand is extended and holds a single flower.  Her head is slightly bowed, the face looking downwards.   At her side is a scroll, bearing the words "Pro Deo Pro Patria"  (For God and Country).  At her feet is the word "Remembrance". 

Location

Address:Echuca - Mitiamo Road & Bendigo - Pyramid Road, Mitiamo, 3573
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.211482
Long: 144.2316
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st November, 1919
Front Inscription

Remembrance

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Erected by the residents of Mitiamo and District on honour of the men who answered their country`s call in the Great War of 1914 - 1919

 

 

Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

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Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,CRE
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