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The gates were erected to commemorate those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

The plans for the gates, which are to be erected at the main entrance to Waratah Park, near the railway station, as as memorial to local soldiers, were before the municipal council at its meeting this week. The four pillars of the gates will rest on concrete foundations, and will bear tablets, on which there will be the names of the fallen soldiers, who enlisted from the municipality. The plans will now be forwarded to the committee constituted to approve of designs for soldiers' memorials.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 
12 August 1920.

The jubilee commemoration of the municipality of Waratah was celebrated yesterday in pleasant weather. The principal function in connection with the celebrations was the unveiling of the fine gates erected at the park to the memory of the soldiers who enlisted in the area and fell in action on the battlefield. There was a large gathering of citizens from all parts of the district in the vicinity of the gates at two o'clock, the commencing hour of the festivities, the school children marching to the park in two squads, at the head of each being a band. The gates are set in four massive columns of Bowral trachyte, the names of the fallen soldiers being written on the two centre piers. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 
24 February 1921.


Address:Platt Street, Waratah Park, Waratah, 2298
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.902616
Long: 151.730791
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 23rd February, 1921
Left Side Inscription

Outer Pillar :


Was Erected By
Citizens Of Waratah
23rd February 1921
   In Honour
Of The Men Of
The Municipality
Who Fell In The

A. Griffiths Esq J.P.,       Mayor
W.T. Jackson Esq J.P.   Secretary Memorial Committee

Inner Pillar :
Soldiers ' 

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Right Side Inscription
Outer Pillar :


War Declared
4th August 1914

Armistice Signed
11th November 1918

Peace Declared
28th June 1919

Waratah Enlistments

Inner Pillar :


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Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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