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The Minnipa War Memorial Oval & Gates were dedicated to those who served in World War Two.

The War Memorial gates at the Minnipa Oval were opened by the State president of the RSL (Mr. A. S. Blackburn VC) who also unveiled the roll of honor. Mr. Blackburn said that although it was only five years since the war ended, there was already a tendency to forget the sacrifices made, and for people to become wrapped up in themselves. The gates were a reminder to them that they owed their liberties and rights to those who served. The gates were dedicated by the Rev. J. Furmister, after which the secretary of the Minnipa sub-branch called the names of those appearing on the roll. The president (Mr. H. Habner) thanked the official party. The chairman of the memorial committee (Mr. H. E. Broad) presided. Mr. Wilson MLC commended the people of Minnipa for the project under which all sporting bodies had the use of the oval.
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), 19 April 1950.


Address:Mosely & Railway Terraces, Minnipa, 5654
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.856914
Long: 135.156933
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th April, 1950
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Source: TOH, MA
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