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Blackbutt Digger Front
Blackbutt Digger Front

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Russell Byers

The Blackbutt War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One.

Carved by Charles Lowther who served in Palestine in the 11th Australian Light Horse, the digger is depicted in a relaxed pose, with his hand resting on a tree stump. Forest Hill, Murgon and Tiaro monuments are also carved by Lowther in the same style. The Blackbutt digger has hair visible, no chin strap for his slouch hat, and wears an ammunition belt. His rifle points skywards and is resting beside his right boot. Four pillars support the base on which the digger stands. Many names are included on the marble panels around the sides. The Memorial was unveiled on April 24th 1920 by the Chairman of the Nanango Shire Council J.A.Lee.

Location

Address:Coulson & Hart Streets, Blackbutt, 4306
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.885232
Long: 152.101083
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Monument Designer:Charles Lowther

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th April, 1920
Front Inscription

Their name liveth for evermore

Killed [ Names ]

Died of Illness [ Name ]

This stone was unveiled by J. A. Lee Esq (Chairman Shire Council) 

24. April. 1920

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

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