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Coolangatta-Tweed War Memorial / March 2013
Coolangatta-Tweed War Memorial / March 2013

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The Coolangatta-Tweed Heads War Memorial honours the 508 men and women of the district who served during World War Two.

The clock on the memorial was dedicated to Sister Stewart who spoke the famous words "Girls, take it. Don't squeal," when she and 20 other nursing sisters were massacred by the Japanese on Banka Island during World War two. The original clock was stolen in 1948. The new clock was installed in 1955 to commemorate the golden anniversary of the founding of Rotary. The memorial originally stood in front of the old Council Chambers in Griffith Street.

In May 1949, the Coolangatta Memorial Committee had funds in hand for the erection of a clock and base outside the Council Chambers which would serve to honour those who enlisted in World War Two.
The Courier Mail, 11th May 1949.

 

Location

Address:Marine Parade , near Warner Street, Coolangatta, 4225
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.167371
Long: 153.539341
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:circa 1949
Front Inscription

     IN HONOUR OF
THE 508 MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE TWIN TOWNS
               OF
COOLANGATTA TWEED HEADS
WHO SERVED IN
HIS MAJESTYS FORCES
IN THE WORLD WAR
             OF
       1939 - 1945

Source: MIV,QWMR, MA
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