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Memorial Gates & Playground : 06-May-2012
Memorial Gates & Playground : 06-May-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The Memorial gates and playground commemorates those from Murray Bridge who served in World War Two.

Monument Characteristics :

The Memorial Gates consist of a metal gate and a sandstone fence on each side.

The Governor, Sir Robert George, and Lady George, were given a civic welcome here today. in a colorful ceremony at the West Parklands Playground, Sir Robert declared open the memorial gates. Then the vice-regal party called at the RSL clubrooms. where Sir Robert met local ex-service men and women.
The Mail (Adelaide), 8 May 1954.

Location

Address:Third Street & West Terrace, , Murray Bridge, 5254
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.118878
Long: 139.273414
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 8th May, 1954
Front Inscription

1939 1945 

Left Side Inscription

In commemoration of those who fell, and to all those who gave service.  World War 1939 - 1945.

Right Side Inscription

This playground and these gates were provided by the Corporation of the town of Murray Bridge

Inscription in Proximity

These Memorial Gates and Park were opened on the 8th May 1954 by His Excellency Air Vice Marshall Sir Robert Allingham George, K.C.V.D., K.B.E., C.B., M.C. Governor of South Australia

Source: MA,TOH
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