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Cameron Rock War Memorial : 12-05-2009
Cameron Rock War Memorial : 12-05-2009

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The monument commemorates those from Hamilton who enlisted in World War One. 

The Hamilton Town Council proposed erecting a memorial at Cameron Rocks as a memorial to the soldiers who left the town to fight in the Great War. The project was started during the war but the Council was prevented by Commonwealth edict from raising money. It remained in abeyance until 1922, when the Mayor Alderman C.M Jenkinson received further donations. In 1924, there was enough money to start but not complete the memorial.

It was planned to erect a pagoda in the form of a Victoria Cross surmounted by a tower with a four face clock with a water fountain installed in the centre of the pagoda. The memorial was unveiled in its present form by the Governor of Queensland Lieutenant-General Sir John Goodwin on the 16th August 1931.
The Brisbane Courier , 9th January & 10th March 1924,
17th August 1931


Address:Kingsford Smith Drive, Cameron Rocks Park, Hamilton, 4007
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.440057
Long: 153.050875
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
Designer:Corbett & Sons


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th August, 1931
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the men of Hamilton who enlisted in the Great War

1914 - 1918


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