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The memorial commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli and is in honour of the 47 men from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The memorial is located in the Peace Garden. 

The garden contains a Gallipoli Centenary Memorial - During World War 1, 47 men with close ties to the Warburton district, sacrificed their lives to give us the freedom we enjoy today. The loss left a huge void that effected families and loved ones, as well as the greater Warburton community and its development.

When researchers found a large discrepancy between the numbers lost, & those honoured on the Cenotaph in Warburton, it was found that when the Cenotaph was created, families of those lost were asked to donate to honour the service of their loved one. Many families were struggling financially during the depression and could not donate. Some men had no family here at all, as they had come from Europe and Great Britain to start a new life in Australia in the hope of a better future.

This wall was designed to commemorate the service of every one of the 47 men who never returned to the place they called home. Designed by Coral Reynolds & built by the Warburton Community through a series of Community Workshops, supervised by Warburton artist Sioux Dollman. Young and old worked side by side, donating their time to honour the 47 men lost by our town, and give thanks to all who stood tall, making personal sacrifices during and after WW1.

The mosaic rolling green hills are the backdrop for the 47 Red Poppies, one for each man named on the plaque on the Memorial Rock immediately in front of the Wall, surrounded by Gallipoli Rosemary, grown from cuttings brought to Australia from Gallipoli.


Address:3325 Warburton Highway, Warburton RSL, Warburton, 3799
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.754949
Long: 145.681816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015
Designer:Coral Reynolds
Artist:Sioux Dollman. Warburton Community


Front Inscription
1915  GALLIPOLI   2015


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