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The obelisk with clock inset commemorates those who served in World War One. 

"I would appeal to you to put aside that sorrow you must feel for the men who died, and to substitute for it a very real pride — pride in their splendid valor, in their generous sacrifice. Make also your own determination to play your part in the world with a little more courage, a little more sense of the duty you owe to your country determine that to your fellow men. and women you are going to be a little kinder — those are the greatest things you can do; by doing them you will best honor the memory of the men who died to keep Australia free."

These and like manly counsels the Prime Minister, erstwhile Captain S. M. Bruce, M.C., gave to the people of Wahroonga yesterday afternoon when he unveiled there a war memorial. It is a monument of chaste simplicity in granite, and the names of the men are graven on tablets of black trachyte. On one face there is a tablet bearing the names of 37 men — their names only, without rank or distinction — who did not come back.
Sun (Sydney), 1 March 1925.


Address:Illoura Avenue and Millewa Avenue, Sir John Northcott Garden, Wahroonga, 2076
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.7175
Long: 151.1175
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th February, 1925
Front Inscription

In memory of those who gave their lives in the Great War

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Unveiled on the 28th February 1925 by the Rt Hon S. M. Bruce R. C. M. C. Prime Minister of Australia

Left Side Inscription


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Back Inscription


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Right Side Inscription


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