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21-July-2014 (Russell Byers)
21-July-2014 (Russell Byers)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Russell Byers / Fred Brunings

The monument commemorates those who served in World War One.

Carved by Charles Lowther who served in Palestine in the 11th Australian Light Horse, the digger is depicted in a relaxed pose, with his hand resting on a tree stump. Forest Hill, Murgon and Tiaro monuments are also carved by Lowther in the same style. The Blackbutt digger has hair visible, no chin strap for his slouch hat, and wears an ammunition belt. His rifle points skywards and is resting beside his right boot. Four pillars support the base on which the digger stands. Many names are included on the marble panels around the sides.

It was unveiled on April 24th 1920 by the Chairman of the Nanango Shire Council J. A. Lee.


Address:Coulson & Hart Streets, Blackbutt, 4306
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.885232
Long: 152.101083
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Artist:Charles Lowther


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th April, 1920
Front Inscription

Their name liveth for evermore

[ Names ]

Died of illness
[ Name ]

Plaque :

This stone was unveiled by J. A. Lee Esq (Chairman Shire Council) 

24. April. 1920

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

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