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30-November-2020
30-November-2020

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The Memorial Gun is a captured 105mm Krupp Howitzer captured in France and commemorates those who served in World War One.

The gun was restored and rededicated on the 24th February 2007 and has been relocated to the Historical Trust complex adjacent to the old Moonta railway station.

Moonta Town Council, Thursday, August 12. From S. A. State Trophy Committee, informing council that in accordance with scale laid down, Moonta had been allotted one gun from the war trophies. Before the trophy was handed over the following conditions were to be fulfilled :—(a) Three trustees, including a member of the A.I.F to be appointed to act on behalf of the town in the matter; (b) That these trustees forward to the committee a signed agreement—(i) To arrange for the trophy to be permanently housed in a public park, garden, or building within the town, and for its preservation and safe custody; (ii) to arrange a simple ceremony at which it will be formally taken over; (iii) to bear expenses connected with its movement and installation after arrival at the nearest railway station.—Received; Returned Soldiers to be asked to confer with Council on the matter. 
Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), 13 August 1920.

Location

Address:Kadina Road, Moonta, 5558
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.067686
Long: 137.594697
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.vwma.org.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

1914  Moonta Memorial Gun  1918

Plaque :

WWI Memorial Gun

Dedicated to the servicemen and women who served in WWI & the citizens of Moonta who supported the war effort

Display opened by James (Jim) Harbision OAM
Patron of the Gun Restoration & Display Project
2004 - 2006

24th February 2007

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Project group responsible for organising the restoration, funding, & display of WWI gun

National Trust Moonta Branch
Stephen Stock  James Harbision OAM

RSL Moonta Sub-Branch
Margaret Burnell  Derek Ormerod  Bruce Watson

VVAA Copper Coast Sub-Branch
Rex Mitchell  Ronert Nankivell

District Council of the Copper Coast
Graham Hancock

Gun Restoration Team Leader
Robin Maslen OAM

Source: RVWM, MA
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