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23-October-2018
23-October-2018

Photographs supplied by John Huth

Two seats commemorate the friendships that were formed between local families and the visiting American service personnel during World War Two.  The seats were opened on 6th July 2013 by Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow assisted by Capricorn Coast Historical Society President Peter Cook. The friendship plaques were unveiled by United States 41st Division Association President, David Funk.

During the period from 1942 to 1945 some 70,000 United States troops passed through the training grounds around Rockhampton. Their presence made lasting impressions in the hearts and minds of Rockhampton citizens of all ages. Many of the friendships formed between the GIs and local families have survived decades.

Location

Address:Adelaide Street, The Bluff Lookout, Yeppoon, 4703
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.126894
Long: 150.749268
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th July, 2013
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Seats of Remembrance

A project of Capricorn Coast Historical Society Inc. assisted by Lions Club of Yeppoon Inc.

Special thanks to :

G & P Alexander, T Alexander, Big Al`s Turf, Holcim, Irons Mitre 10, Lifestyle Landscaping

Plaque :

Friendships were formed that still surmount the barriers of distance and the passage of time.

Lt Gen Robert L Eichelberger
US Eighth Army

Plaque :

41st Infantry Division Association

In gratitude to the people of Central Queensland for their generous hospitality to members of the 41st Infantry Division during and after WWII

Dedicated by the 41st Infantry Division Association
2013

Plaque :

And who will ever forget Yeppoon, the blue-surfed vacation spot with its golden sandy beaches
William B McCarney 41st US Infantry Division

A tribute to the bonds of friendship that have endured through the years between the people of the Capricornia Coast and Rockhampton  and the personnel of the 41st Infantry Division and other sections of the US Armed Services who were encamped in the Central Queensland area during WW2.

Erected by the Capricorn Coast Historical Society 2013

 

Source: MA
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