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The Cenotaph commemorates those from Meeniyan and District who lost their lives in World War One.

The Meeniyan and Stony Creek Branch of the Returned Sailors', Soldiers', and Airman's Imperial League of Australia (RSSAILA) accepted a tender in August, 1922 to construct this Memorial for £360, and it was unveiled on 1 May 1923.

Monument characteristics :

Monument consists of a broken column as a cenotaph set on a large square base raised up in a railed paved enclosure.


Address:Whitelaw Street, Median Strip, Meeniyan, 3956
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.577925
Long: 146.013967
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
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Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 1st May, 1923
Front Inscription

    In Memory Of
The Brave Men From This District
Who Fell During The Great War
1914      —      1919.


Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]


Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]


Inscription in Proximity

Plaque: (located at the base of the War Memorial Obelisk) 
The Broken Column On This Cenotaph
Symbolises The Broken Lives Of The
Youth Of This District Who Fell In World War I.

This Cenotaph Area Has Been Adopted By
The Meeniyan Sub-Branch RSL
As A Place To Remember And Honour Those
Who Served In World War II,
Vietnam And Other War Zones. 
" Lest We Forget"

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