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24-September-2015
24-September-2015

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A monument commemorates those from the Grahamstown and Shepardstown district who served in World War One. 

Monument characteristics :

White marble statue of an Australian soldier, standing on a granite pedestal with 4 white marble columns. Soldiers names are engraved into dark grey granite and highlighted in black.

GRAHAMSTOWN. UNVEILING OF WAR MEMORIAL. A perfect spring day greeted the large crowd that assembled round the beautiful memorial in the Shepardstown School ground to see the final unveiling on Sunday afternoon. Three o'clock was the time fixed for the ceremony, and, from 1 p.m. until the appointed hour and after, cars, sulkies and crowds on foot continued to arrive until the space for some distance round the veiled memorial was crowded. The Chairman, in introducing Mr. O'Brien, who was to perform the ceremony of unveiling the memorial, gave a brief outline of the movement since its inauguration, and then invited Mr. O'Brien to unveil the memorial.
Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW), 
 8 September 1922. 

GRAHAMSTOWN. The beautiful memorial, commenced after the war, the pedestal of which containing the honor roll, was unveiled by Mr. W. D. P. O'Brien on September 4, 1921, is to receive its capping stone, in the form of the figure of a soldier with reversed arms, on Sunday next, September 3. The figure will be unveiled by Mr. W. O'Brien at 3 p.m. and the completed memorial will then be an imposing and beautiful structure. It stands in the school ground overlooking the picturesque valley of Shepardstown, with the silvery Adelong Creek winding through it, and will be one of the most beautiful memorials, both in setting and design, in the State. The very best has been done with the money available, and the memorial will be for all time an object of pride to the district, as well as an undying memorial to the soldiers who served and gave their lives in the war. A visitor from Gundagai who has seen the figure says that Mr. F. Rusconi, who has carried out the whole work, expresses an opinion that the figure to be placed in position during the week is the finest piece of work of its kind that has yet come to the State. A big crowd is expected on Sunday.
Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW),

1 September 1922. 


 

Location

Address:54 Tumut Street, Adelong Services & Citizens Club, Adelong, 2729
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.308611
Long: 148.065833
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:F.Rusconi (statue)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th September, 1921
Front Inscription

Grahamstown  Shepardstown  World War I

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Old Scholars And Others From This District Who Went To The War

Left Side Inscription

Grahamstown Shepardstown World War I

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

Grahamstown Shepardstown World War I

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

1914  1919

Right Side Inscription

Grahamstown Shepardstown World War I

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Original Memorial Unveiled By W.D.P. O`Brien Esq
27.8.1921

Restoration unveiled
ANZAC Day 25.4.2008

Source: MA,NRWM
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