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The pathway commemorates the cessation of hostilities during World War One and those who served in the conflict. 

Funding was received in 2018 through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program for the pathway & plaque. 

The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War One between the Allies and their opponent, Germany.  It came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time on 11 November 1918 ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month") and marked a victory for the Allies and a defeat for Germany, although not formally a surrender.

The actual terms, largely written by the Allied Supreme Commander, Marshall Ferdinand Foch, included the cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of German forces to behind the Rhine, Allied occupation of the Rhineland and bridgeheads further east, the preservation of infrastructure, the surrender of aircraft, warships, and military material, the release of Allied prisoners of war and interned civilians, eventual reparations, no release of German prisoners and no relaxation of the navalblockade of Germany.

Although the armistice ended the fighting, it needed to be prolonged three times until the Treaty of Versailles which was signed on 28 June 1919, took effect on 10 January 1920.



Address:Tasman Drive & Belinda Street, Gerringong, 2534
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.747867
Long: 150.832942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-November-1918
Actual Event End Date:11-November-2018


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 2018
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                         Remembrance Day

This plaque and path were unveiled on this day to Commemorate
Cessation of hostilities of World War 1
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918
One hundred years ago today

It also honours the Australian personnel killed and wounded in the Conflict
                         63,300 killed in action
                        8,700 died on service
                       150,000 wounded
                          Lest We forget

Funded by Australian Dept. Of Veterans Affairs –
Constructed by Kiama Municipal Council
Plaque donated by Lakeside Memorial Park, erected by Gerringong RSL Sub-Branch.

Source: MA,NRWM, DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au