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Rocky Creek War Memorial Park is dedicated to those who served at the Rocky Creek Australian Army Hospital or the troops that trained or provided unit support on the Atherton Tableland area during the World War Two. Unit plaques are mounted free of charge on a granite obelisk supplied from the local Wongabel Quarries and erected by the Atherton Shire Council. The only cost to units or associations is the purchase and delivery of the plaque.

The Memorial Park was established in 1995 primarily through the initial efforts of Tim Foley, Mark Alcock and Myra Jones. The first plaques dedicated in the park occurred on Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day in 1995.

The Atherton Shire Council is the custodian of the crown land and the park has been developed in an association between the Council and the Rocky Creek War Memorial Park Committee. The units represented in the Memorial Park have an association with the Rocky Creek Australian Army Hospital or the troops that trained or provided unit support on the Atherton Tableland area during the World War Two.

The Memorial Park is situated on the site of the 2/2 Australian General Hospital laundry and medical stores site at Rocky Creek adjoining the Kennedy Highway near Tolga on the Atherton Tableland. The park has been chosen as the appropriate location due to the cultural, spiritual, historical and sentimental value to the local community. Several Army Divisions camped on the Atherton Tablelands during 1942-45. Approximately 60,000 Australian soldiers were treated for war related conditions at these hospitals, by a caring and efficient staff of approximately 2,000. Many were rehabilitated at the adjoining 2/1 Convalescence Depot. The complex was recognised as the largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere.


Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek, 4882
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.1825
Long: 145.455278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 15th August, 1995
Front Inscription



Welcome To Your Park
Further data available on information boards 
situated on Western side of park.
Enjoy Your Stay



Left Side Inscription
    ( World War Two Plaque)
Right Side Inscription
In Recognition of the 
Foundation Members Responsible for
The Establishment of Rocky Creek 
Memorial Park

Myra Jones   B E M
Mark Alcock
Tim Foley
Linda Cook
Jim Chapman O A M
Keith Byrnes
Tina Jones

Established 1994

Source: SKP, MA
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