www.monumentaustralia.org.au

Australian-American Memorial Print Page Print this page

Australian-American Memorial : 10-08-2013
Australian-American Memorial : 10-08-2013

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The Australian-American Memorial commemorates the contribution of people of the United States of America to the defence of Australia during 1939-1945 war.

In 1951, the Australian-American Association erected the first American war memorial in Australia at Newstead Park. Newstead House was occupied by American forces during World War Two. Further plaques were added to the memorial in 1988 and 1995.

The foundation stone for the Australian American Memorial was laid in Newstead Park by Professor John Bostock, President of the Australian American Association on the 3rd May 1951 during Coral Sea week. £2000 had been allocated for the memorial. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland, Sir John Lavarack on the 3rd May 1952. A former U.S. Army private, Mr Taylor D. Marsh, who was now a Sydney engineer, represented the Governor of Montana , John W. Bonner.
Townsville Daily Bulletin , 19th March 1951,
The Courier-Mail, 15th April 1952.


 

Location

Address:Newstead Avenue , Lyndon Johnson Place, Newstead Park , Newstead , 4006
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.442278
Long: 153.047269
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Monument Designer:Tom Farrell (eagle)

Dedication

Front Inscription

They passed this way
               •
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED 
BY THE PEOPLE OF QUEENSLAND 
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY 
OF THE CONTRIBUTION 
MADE BY THE PEOPLE 
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 
TO THE DEFENCE OF AUSTRALIA 
DURING THE 1939-45 WAR 
                   •
LONG MAY IT STAND 
AS A SYMBOL OF UNITY 
OF ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES 
IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM

(lower plaque)
Australia 1788-1988
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES 
200 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN 
AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP, 
IN PEACE AND WAR.
MAY THE NEXT 200 YEARS 
BRING ONLY PEACE.

 


                   

Back Inscription

Australia Remembers
1945-1995
IN THE FIFTIETH YEAR 
OF VICTORY 
IN THE PACIFIC 
THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO 
THE AUSTRALIAN & AMERICAN 
SERVICE MEN & WOMEN 
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES 
SO THAT WE MAY ENJOY PEACE

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Source: MIV, SKP, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design