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The Diggers
The Diggers

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The Diggers sculpture commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Great Ocean Road.

It commemorates the soldiers who built the Great Ocean Road as a memorial to their comrades who were killed in action or died in service during World War One.


Address:Great Ocean Road, Eastern View, 3231
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.47205
Long: 144.044708
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Artist:Julie Squires


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 13th April, 2007
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The Diggers

This sculpture was unveiled by the Hon. Bruce Billson MP Minister for Veterans` Affairs on April 13th, 2007

In honour of the three thousand Australian returned soldiers and sailors of the First World War (1914 - 1918) who built the Great Ocean Road as a memorial to their fallen comrades.

This memorial was funded by the Geelong Community Foundation in association with Great Ocean Road Marketing Inc, Department of Veteran Affairs, Surf Coast Shire and Vic Roads.

Sculpture by Julie Squires.

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