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Cameron Rock War Memorial : 12-05-2009
Cameron Rock War Memorial : 12-05-2009

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Cameron Rocks War Memorial  honours those from Hamilton who enlisted in World War One. 

The Hamilton Town Council proposed erecting a memorial at Cameron Rocks as a memorial to the soldiers who left the town to fight in the Great War. The project was started during the war but the Council was prevented by Commonwealth edict from raising money. It remained in abeyance until 1922, when the Mayor Alderman C.M Jenkinson received further donations. In 1924, there was enough money to start but not complete the memorial. It was planned to erect a pagoda in the form of a Victoria Cross surmounted by a tower with a four face clock with a water fountain installed in the centre of the pagoda. The memorial was unveiled in its present form by the Governor of Queensland Lieutenant-General Sir John Goodwin on the 16th August 1931.
The Brisbane Courier , 9th January & 10th March 1924, 17th August 1931

Location

Address:Kingsford Smith Drive, Cameron Rocks Park, Hamilton, 4007
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.440057
Long: 153.050875
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 Designer:Corbett & Sons

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th August, 1931
Front Inscription

DEDICATED
      TO
THE MEN
      OF
HAMILTON
    WHO
ENLISTED
   IN THE
GREAT WAR
  1914-1918

Source: MIV,SKP,QWMR, MA
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