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21-March-2016
21-March-2016

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
The Memorial Wattle Grove was planted in memory of all Australians who have lost their lives in tragic circumstances. The grove contains a glass panel on which the words of Henry Lawson`s poem Waratah and Wattle are etched.

Location

Address:1 Hurley Street , HJ Daley Library Memorial Garden, Campbelltown, 2560
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.070394
Long: 150.806578
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th January, 2003
Front Inscription

Though poor and in trouble I wander alone, 
With a rebel cockade in my hat; 
Though friends may desert me, and kindred disown, 
My country will never do that! 
You may sing of the Shamrock, the Thistle, and Rose, 
Or the three in a bunch if you will; 
But I know of a country that gathered all those, 
And I love the great land where the Waratah grows, 
And the Wattle bough blooms on the hill. 

Australia! Australia! so fair to behold 
While the blue sky is arching above; 
The stranger should never have need to be told, 
That the Wattle-bloom means that her heart is of gold, 
And the Waratah red blood of love. 


Australia! Australia! most beautiful name, 
Most kindly and bountiful land; 
I would die every death that might save her from shame, 
If a black cloud should rise on the strand; 
But whatever the quarrel, whoever her foes, 
Let them come! Let them come when they will! 
Though the struggle be grim, 'tis Australia that knows, 
That her children shall fight while the Waratah grows, 
And the Wattle blooms out on the hill.

 

This memorial is in memory of Australians who 
have lost their lives in tragic circumstances

Erected by Campbelltown City Council 

Plaque: 
        MEMORIAL WATTLE GROVE
OPENED BY THE MEMBER FOR MACQUARIE FIELDS AND
NSW MINISTER FOR HEALTH THE HON CRAIG KNOWLES MP
ON 26 JANUARY 2003. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE MAYOR OF
CAMPBELLTOWN CR BRENTON BANFIELD, MEMBER FOR
CAMPBELLTOWN GRAHAM WEST MP AND MEMBER FOR
      MACARTHUR PAT FARMER MP.


"IN MEMORY OF ALL AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE
LOST THEIR LIVES IN TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES"

26 JANUARY 2003         campbelltown
                                          city council 

 

 

 

 

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