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1920s (Australian War Memorial : H17917)
1920s (Australian War Memorial : H17917)

The gates commemorate those from the district who served in World War One, World War Two and Vietnam. The gates were originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One with the names of those who served in later conflicts added to the pillars at a later date. 

An interesting, as well as historical, ceremony took place here on Saturday last, the occasion being the unveiling of Memorial and Honor Roll and opening of gates. The gathering, numbering about 150 to 200, was under the chairmanship of the President of the Shire (Mr A. S. Pankhurst), who gave an address on the nature of the gathering. The Mayor of Singleton (Alderman D. M'Dougall), addressed the gathering on the presentation of certificates, after which a number of certificates were presented to returned men. After the presentation the chairman called upon Mrs W. Dickenson, Sen., to unveil the Memorial Pillar and Mrs Eather to unveil the Honor Roll.  The opening of the gates was performed by Mrs Eather, when all present passed through. 

The memorial is set at the entrance to Bulga Recreation Ground. It consists of two pillars of Branxton stone, set on concrete bases. One carries the names of those who enlisted from here, and the other the names of those who paid the great price. The pillar with the honor roll bears 28 names cut and gilded into a shield on the face of the stone. The memorial pillar has a shield, with a ribbon scroll raised out of the stone and the words, "Our heroic dead." Immediately underneath are four names, finished off with the words, "Faithful until death." Between the pillars are a pair of cyclone gates. The pillars and double gates are the result of subscriptions by the people of Bulga. On each side of the pillars is a small cyclone gate with concrete post, and on each side of these posts are three panels of wicket fencing, being the result of efforts of the ladies of Bulga. The contractor was Mr H. J. Bartrop, of Singleton.
Singleton Argus (NSW), 21 October 1920.


Address:The Inlet Road, Bulga Recreation Ground, Bulga , 2330
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.653486
Long: 151.019399
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:H. J. Bartrop (Singleton, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th October, 1920
Left Side Inscription


Our Heroic Dead

 Faithful unto Death



Back Inscription
Back of Pillar:

World War II


Vietnam War


Right Side Inscription


To The Men 
Who Fought In The

Great War 

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