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Police Memorial : 2009
Police Memorial : 2009

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

A monument commemorates members of the Queensland Police Service who died in service or were killed in action during World War One, and those members who were killed in the execution of their duty as Officers of the Police Service.

Note : The memorial is to be relocated due to the development of the Queens Wharf Project. The issue was raised about the memorial's relocation in the Queensland Parliament on the 17th March 2016. The Minister's response was: -  

I can honestly say that that matter is well recognised. Both the commissioner and everybody else involved knows that that needs to occur. A proposal about the type of location that is necessary to relocate that memorial will be required. That consultation is going ahead. The sorts of attributes that the relocation of the memorial requires have been flagged. All the people who will have a say in this are being engaged. The service is certainly looking at that matter as we speak. Of course, it will be appropriately consulted as we move forward. I do not have in front of me the attributes that have been agreed, but, as members would assume, they would be within certain distances, under certain space requirements and with certain access to facilities and services. The matter is well known. It is flagged. The commissioner and the service are addressing it and the union is engaged on the matter. I appreciate the member bringing the matter to my attention. It is a serious matter that is being appropriately considered. 

Monument Australia was advised by email from Malcolm Irwin on the 10th December 2016 that the plaques have since been removed with only the plinth remaining. 




Address:80A George Street, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.473419
Long: 153.02599
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 28th April, 2003
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of Queensland Police Officers who gave their lives in the performance of their duty or during active service in the First World War.

Plaque :

Queensland Government

This memorial to Queensland Police Officers who gave their lives in the performance of their duty or during active service in the First World War was officially unveiled by the Honourable Peter Beattie MP  Premier and Minister for Trade on 28 April 2003

In the presence of the Honourable Tony McGrady MP Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister Assisting the Premier on the Carpentaria Minerals Province and the Honourable Robert Schwarten MP Minister for Public Works and Minister for Public Housing and the Honourable Judy Spence MP Minister for Families  Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy  Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Seniors

Mal Grierson  Director-General Department of Public Works

Bob Atkinson APM Commissioner Queensland Police Service


Source: MA
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