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Rocky Hill War Memorial / May 2013
Rocky Hill War Memorial / May 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Roger Johnson

The tower was built by public subscription to commemorate those from the Goulburn district who served in World War One. Inside the tower is a tablet inscribed with the names of those who enlisted from this district. The foundation stone was laid on the 25th April 1924 and was unveiled by the Governor on the 15th December 1925.

His Excellency Sir Dudley de Chair will unveil the soldiers' memorial at Goulburn on Tuesday next. The memorial has been erected by the citizens on Rocky Hill, a rugged eminence 500 feet high overlooking the city. This spot, provided by nature, is unequalled anywhere in Australia as a site for a soldiers` memorial. Situated as it is towering 80ft above the hill, the monument is acknowledged by architects and people of extensive travel to be the grandest of its kind in the world. The structure conforms with its surroundings, and symbolises the strength and endurance of the Australian soldiers. The Governor and party arrive at 12 noon, and the unveiling ceremony will take place at 3pm. 
The Shoalhaven News and South Coast Districts Advertiser (NSW), 
12 December 1925. 


Address:Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill, Goulburn, 2580
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.755639
Long: 149.736881
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:E. C. Manfred (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:Mr Robertson (contractor)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 15th December, 1925
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This foundation stone was laid by Mr W J Bartlett, donor of this hill to the citizens of Goulburn, 

April 25 1924.

Plaque :

To those who served in the Great War

1914 - 18.

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au