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04-January-2015
04-January-2015

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A sculpture commemorates the service of the women of New South Wales who enlisted in World War Two.

Monument characteristics :

The memorial features a bronze statue of a uniformed servicewoman standing on a sandstone plinth in front of a sandstone wall. To her right is a bronze bas-relief illustrating the fields in which women served in World War Two.

Location

Address:Loftus Street, Jessie Street Gardens, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.862501
Long: 151.210155
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Dennis Adams
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th February, 1990
Front Inscription

This statue epitomises the spirit of the young women of Australia as they enlisted in the three defence forces from 1939 - 1945 and faced an unknown future, taking on the challenge in the service of their country.

Plaque :

In Commemoration Of The Service
Of The Women Of New South Wales
Who Enlisted In Australia`s
Defence Forces
During World War II
1939-1945

Unveiled By
His Excellency Rear Admiral
Sir David Martin , KCMG, AO
Governor Of New South Wales
And Dedicated On 16th February 1990.

Left Side Inscription

1939-1945
They Served

Plaque:
This Memorial Was Made Possible By The
Wartime Servicewomen, Their Friends And
The Ex-Service Organisations Of
New South Wales, The New South Wales
Government, The New South Wales
Bicentennial Council And
The Council Of The City Of Sydney

It Was Erected By The
Council Of Ex-Servicewomen`s
Associations (NSW)
Sculptor : Dennis Adams OAM
 

Right Side Inscription

AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE
VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENTS AND
AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL WOMEN'S SERVICE

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMY AIR FORCE MEDICAL SERVICE
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE NURSING SERVICE
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVAL NURSING SERVICE
WOMEN'S ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVAL SERVICE

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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