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30-March-2009 (Kent Watson)
30-March-2009 (Kent Watson)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Ballarat City Council

The monument commemorates those from the District who died in service or wre killed in action in World War One. 

The welcome home committee of Miners’ Rest have arranged for the unveiling of the honor monument erected in the Honor Park, Miners’ Rest, to take place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow. The unveiling will be performed by Sir A. J. Peacock. The monument is of Harcourt colonial granite, with bronze face tablets, containing the names of 24 soldiers of this district who made the supreme sacrifice. The monument is circled with granite pillars and a concrete ramp, making a design of the Victoria Cross. The whole construction is a massive piece of work designed and made locally by F. W. Commons with employed returned soldiers. This firm have also completed a marble honor roll for the Presbyterian Church, Waubra, which is to unveiled on Tuesday next.
Ballarat Star (Vic), 22 May 1920.


Address:Creswick Street, Miners Rest, 3352
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.481659
Long: 143.801038
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
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Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
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Designer:F. W. Commons (Miners Rest, VIC)
Monument Manufacturer:F. W. Commons (Miners Rest, VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd May, 1920
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Front Inscription

In honour of our men of this District who gave their lives in the Great War

1914 - 19.

Duty nobly done.

Erected by residents

A.D. 1920

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Unveiled by Sir A. J. Peacock K.C.M.G., M.L.A.,

23rd May 1920.

Right Side Inscription

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