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27-July-2017
27-July-2017

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
The Memorial commemorates those from the municipalities of Marrickville, Newtown, St Peters, Petersham and Camperdown who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two. The Memorial was unveiled as part of an upgrade to Marrickville Oval. 

The World War Two Memorial is a new contemporary public artwork by Andrew Poppleton, which references and is inspired by the ‘Australian Rising Sun badge’ by Adelaide artist Frank Bartels in 1893 showing bayonet blades arrayed around a crown. The symbol is integral to the Australian Army Uniform and symbolises the sacrifices made by Australia’s naval and military forces.  The large scale (2m high x 2.3m high) artwork is orientated on a North - South access to interact with the rising and setting sun. Daylight shines through the sculpture’s arc void to highlight the names of deceased soldiers inscribed either side of the memorial. 

 

Location

Address:Livingstone Road & Frazer Street, Marrickville Oval, Marrickville, 2204
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.901615
Long: 151.152558
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Andrew Poppleton

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 2016
Front Inscription
Plaque:
LEST WE FORGET 
In honour and memory of the men and women of the municipalities of Marrickville, Newton, St Peters, Petersham, and Camperdown who died in World War 11, 1939 - 1945.
This memorial was unveiled on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2016. 
[Names] 
Source: MA
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