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The flagpole commemorates the nurses from the District who served in World War One.

Funding of $4157 was received in 2018 through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. 

A new memorial will honour the service and sacrifice of nurses from the Traralgon area who served during World War One.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced Traralgon Public Cemetery Fund will receive more than $4100 to remember the nurses.

“The money has been granted for a plaque and a flagpole to be dedicated to the memory of these nurses at the Gippsland Memorial Park,” Mr Chester said. “A historical walk takes visitors to the cemetery to the graves of World War One servicemen and women buried at the Gippsland Memorial Park. Now, there is Federal Government funding to establish a special place where people can come to pay their respects to the nurses who served during the Great War.”

Mr Chester, who is also the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, said the funding would be provided through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. “This grants program is designed to support local projects and activities that appropriately mark 100 years since the end of the Great War,” Mr Chester said. “The Traralgon Public Cemetery Trust is among nine organisations in Gippsland to receive funding, along with Morwell RSL Sub-Branch and the Morwell Lions Club. I have been pleased by the local response to this grant program and hope the funding will help communities across Gippsland to mark this historic day in a way that is meaningful and memorable for everyone involved.”

Every electorate in Australia is eligible to receive up to $50,000 to commemorate Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice under the grants program.
Darren Chester MP, 17 August 2018. 


Address:Cemetery Drive, Gippsland Memorial Park, Traralgon, 3844
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.179828
Long: 146.497705
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Flagpole
Monument Theme:Conflict
Source: MA,DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au