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The Memorial Park was established in memory of those from the district who served in World War One. The Memorial Gates, which originally formed part of the entrance, are now part of the War Memorial. The park can also be entered via Wilga Street.

Railway street, Corrimal, was thronged with people on Sunday afternoon last to witness the unveiling ceremony of the Soldiers' Memorial Gates and the official opening of the Memorial Park. Dr. Joseph Park, who accomplished much in helping soldiers and their dependents while resident at Corrimal, performed the ceremony. The Corrimal Town Band, conducted by Mr. R. Grant, was in attendance, and the gates and street were liberally be-flagged. Constructed of Tilba Tilba granite, the pillars supporting the iron gates are ornate in design. Polished marble slabs are attached to the front of each pillar. One of these bears in gold lettering, the following inscription: This entrance was erected by the citizens of Corrimal and district in memory of  their late fellow- citizens who fell in the great war, 1914-1919, and whose names are inscribed on the panel opposite. They loved honor more than they feared death. Anzac Day, 1922. On the other, of course, are the names of 37 soldiers. The work was carried out by Custer and Company, Sydney, and cost £500, the designing was done by the Local Government Department.

The memorial park consists of an area of five acres 1½ roods, a culvert has been erected across a watercourse and other improvements made at a cost of £35. 

South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW),  25 August 1922.



Address:Railway Street, Corrimal , 2518
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.372113
Long: 150.899781
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th August, 1922
Source: MA
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