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13-January-2015
13-January-2015

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A statue commemorates Sir Roden Cutler, a Victoria Cross winner and former Governor of New South Wales.

Sir Roden Cutler was the only Australian artillery officer to win a Victoria Cross in World War Two and the only soldier to ever win that decoration fighting against the pro Nazi Vichy French forces, in Syria in 1941.

Following distinguished diplomatic service, Sir Roden established a record tenure as Governor of New South Wales. He spent 15 years in the appointment, from January 1966 to January 1981, exceeding the 12-year term of the previous longest-serving incumbent, Lachlan Macquarie.

Location

Address:Darley Road & Wentworth Street, Manly Village Public School, Manly, 2095
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.799214
Long: 151.286921
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Monument Designer:Alan Somerville
Link:http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 29th May, 2006
Front Inscription

Sir Roden Cutler VC AK KCMG KCVO CBE

A "Manly" boy, a true ANZAC, 
who overcame his war injuries and spent his life 
serving the Australian community with distinction.

Presented to the people of Australia on the 
90th anniversary of his birthday, 24 May 2006
Warringah Australian Remembers Trust Jim Reid Chairman

Unveiled by 
His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC 
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
29 May 2006.

Sculptor Alan Somerville

 

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