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29-November-2015
29-November-2015

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The Soldiers Memorial Gardens were established in memory of the soldiers from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

The town planner (Mr. Chas C. Reade) has prepared a comprehensive plan for the development of a large area of the foreshore at Victor Harbor for public use and recreation. Mr. Reade recently conferred with the corporation, which  has adopted his plans for the improvement of the soldiers' memorial gardens and their extension.

A large obelisk of rough-hewn west island granite will be erected in a central place as a permanent memorial. The design includes rustic arches, creeper towers, and benches also a plantation of Norfolk Island pines. Each tree will he dedicated to and named in memory of a fallen soldier.
Daily Herald (Adelaide), 8 March 1918.

Location

Address:Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor, 5211
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.555073
Long: 138.624897
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Charles Reade

Dedication

Front Inscription

World War I

1914 - 1918

In honour of those who enlisted from this District for service in the Great War 

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription

Australian Imperial Force

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old ;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

Lest We Forget

Source: MA, TOH
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