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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.
|Address:||Darley Road & Wentworth Street, Manly Village Public School, Manly, 2095|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.799214|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Alan Somerville|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 29th May, 2006|
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
His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
29 May 2006.
Sculptor Alan Somerville