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The gates at Wilberforce Park commemorate those who served in World War Two.
A suggestion for each of the Wilberforce children to plant a tree in the park, and a ceremony of unveiling a memorial plaque on the park gates on the same day, was discussed at the July meeting of the Colo Shire Council. The council was considering a letter from the Wilberforce P. and C. Association that it was prepared to support the "Arbor Day" suggested by the council, and that the teachers and children alike were prepared to assist in the planting. The letter suggested that each child be allowed to plant a tree, which would help to retain interest in the future welfare of the trees. The President (Cr. H. C. Matheson) suggested that on the same day a plaque might be unveiled on the park gates, and the latter might be dedicated as Memorial Gates to the servicemen in World War II. His idea was that no names be put on the plaque, but that it be a general commemorative tablet. The suggestions for the tree planting by the children, and the commemorative tablet, were endorsed by Crs. Smith and Mitchell, and it was decided that they be referred to the P. and C. Association, for a reply as soon as possible.
Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW), 6 August 1947.
|Address:||George & Duke Roads, Wilberforce Park, Wilberforce, 2756|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.557528|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 19th August, 1947|
Plaque on gate :
In Honour Of The Men & Women
Of Wilberforce District.
Who Served In The Cause Of Freedom
In World War II.
1939 - 1945
Unveiled By Cr. H. C. Matheson,
19th August. 1947
President Of Colo Shire.