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Normanby Hill Remembrance Park Trees 2 : 07-08-2013
Normanby Hill Remembrance Park Trees 2 : 07-08-2013

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Normanby Hill Remembrance Park commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War Two.

Individual commemorative trees which honour 154 World War Two  service personnel who died overseas have name plaques with relevant details attached.

Location

Address:Normanby Hill Road, Normanby Hill Remembrance Park, Gympie, 4570
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.210299
Long: 152.670639
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Arbour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1945
Approx. Event End Date:1995
Monument Designer:Australian Remembrance Committee Gympie

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 26th January, 1996
Front Inscription

NORMANBY HILL REMEMBRANCE PARK

This park was constructed as part of the Australia Remembers
Programme which commemorated the 50th anniversaro of the cessation of the
hostilities of World War 11, 1939-1945 and was envisioned and designed by the
Australian Remembrance Committee Gympie.

The Project was funded by the Federal Government and the
Cooloola Shire Council under New Work opportunities programme which
was administered by the Department  of Environment, Education and Training.

Under this programme the Park was built by the participants and staff of
Co-sponsor organisation Gympie SkillCentre Inc.

Normanby Hill Remembrance Park was officially opened on 26th
January, 1996 by Councillor A.D. McLintock, Mayor of the Cooloola Shire
Council.

 

Inscription in Proximity

(plaque 1)
IN MEMORY
OF THE FALLEN
DONATED BY
QLD.WAR WIDOWS GUILD
GYMPIE SUB-BRANCH


(plaque 2)

It is the wish of the Australia Remembers
Committee Gympie that the time capsule
buried beneath the plaque on
26 January 1996 is resurrected and opened
on Tuesday 15 August 2045 marking the
centenary of the end of World War
                     1939 -1945

 

Source: MA
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