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Penguin Great War Memorial
Penguin Great War Memorial

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A painted stone obelisk commemorates those who served in World War One.

Heavy rain fell at the hour fixed for the combined service at the site of the newly erected War Memorial, near the junction of the main and Pine roads, at Penguin, but there was a large attendance to witness the unveiling of the Memorial, and to join in the solemn Anzac Day service.

All parts of the distrlct, as well as Burnie, Ulverstone, Devonport, and Smithton, were represented in the gathering round the imposing memorial. The Warden said that he had been asked to unveil the memorial erected by the citizens of the municipality in remembrance of those who served in the Great War. The memorial is of striking design, well carried out by the contractor, Mr. M. A. Webster, Penguin, is built of cement concrete, and stands about 18ft. high.
Examiner (Launceston), 28th April 1926.

Location

Address:Main Road , Penguin, 7316
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.1135
Long: 146.072738
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 Manufacturer:Mr M.A. Webster (Penguin)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1926
Front Inscription

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THOSE FROM THIS MUNICIPALITY WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS

Back Inscription

SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID THAT YOU ARE COUNTED WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD.

THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MIGHT REAP A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP

Source: MA,SKP
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