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The Fallen Lifesavers National Memorial is dedicated to those Australian lifesavers who paid the supreme sacrifice during World War One. The sculpture shows a digger alongside a surf lifesaver – seen 20 times their actual size – next to a flagpole looking across the ocean. A wall behind the sculpture, unveiled in 2015, lists the names of up to 500 fallen lifesavers from around Australia.

There were more than twenty Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia at the outbreak of World War One, and when the call went out for volunteers, a significant number of these volunteer club members signed up to defend Australia and the freedoms we enjoy today.



Address:Arden Street, Goldstein Reserve, Coogee, 2034
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.9224
Long: 151.257057
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Alan Sommerville (sculptor)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th April, 2014
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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