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02-June-2018
02-June-2018

Photographs supplied by Harry Frochter

The Banjup Memorial Park was established in 1920 and initially comprised an avenue of 14 trees. A memorial plaque that reads 'Banjup Memorial Reserve' was dedicated to those men from Banjup who had enlisted in World War One indicating whether they had died or were wounded. This Memorial has the dubious honour of recording the highest 'Killed in Action' and ' Wounded' ' on a percentage basis, than any other War Memorial in Western Australia.

As a number of trees have required replacement over the years, there is an assortment of tree species at varying ages, including Jarrah ( Eucalyptus marginata), Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephela), Grevillea and Red Flowering Gum (Corymbia ficifolia)

In 2012, the proposed widening of Armadale Road to dual carriageway will require the memorial land that protrudes into the Armadale Road Reserve to be shifted, relocating the whole memorial approximately 5.1 metres north from the current position. This will require the removal of the two trees located at the front of the memorial and as such two new trees will need to be planted in the revested land at the rear.

The Cockburn RSL and the City of Cockburn consider that it is within the community’s interest to use the widening of Armadale Road as an opportunity to improve the memorial thereby endorsing its significance in Banjup. As the dedication plaque will be relocated to the rear of the lot, the RSL wish to upgrade it by transferring the original plate to a more substantial form such as a new large granite block engraved with a commemorative inscription derived from consultation with the RSL.

 

Location

Address:Armadale Road, Rose Shanks Reserve, Banjup Memorial Park, Banjup, 6164
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.135292
Long: 115.895268
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
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:1919
Front Inscription

Banjup Memorial Park

Plaque :

Banjup Memorial Reserve

This reserve is dedicated to the following who served in World War I.

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Inscription in Proximity

Lest We Forget

A.I.F.

This reserve is dedicated to the men of Banjup who served in the Great War of 1914 - 1918

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Source: MA
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