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Bairnsdale Rowing Club War Memorial : 18-August-2011
Bairnsdale Rowing Club War Memorial : 18-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

An obelisk commemorates the fifty-seven enlisted and fallen members of the Bairnsdale Rowing Club, who served with the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in World War One. The memorial was relocated and rededicated in 1995. 

About 200 people were present at the official opening of the Bairnsdale rowing season on Saturday. During the afternoon a monument erected on the hillside adjoining the club house to the memory of the 18 Bairnsdale rowers, who died in the Great War, was unveiled by Hon. E. Lind (Minister for Lands), who is a former Bairnsdale rower. Fifty-seven members of the Bairnsdale club served with the A.I.F., and 18 were killed.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 19 October 1936.


Address:Princes Highway, Howitt Park, Bairnsdale, 3875
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.824622
Long: 147.642484
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 17th October, 1936
Front Inscription

Erected by the Bairnsdale Rowing Club

In honor and proud memory of the 57 Club members who served with the AIF in the Great War 1914 - 18.

Plaque : 

This memorial was relocated to this site and rededicated by Rev. Graeme Winterton - on - 11. 11. 1995.

Unveiled by Ray Holloway, O.A.M.

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