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1920s (Australian War Memorial : H17705)
1920s (Australian War Memorial : H17705)

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The Gympie and Widgee War Memorial Gates were unveiled in 1920 and commemorate the 167 local men who died in service or were killed in action inWorld War One, and two who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (Boer) War.

In 1919 the Queensland Institute of Architects held a design competition for a memorial on behalf of the Gympie and Widgee District Soldiers' Memorial Fund. George Rae, then a young draftsman in the Brisbane office of Lange Powell won the competition. He also won the competition for the design of the memorial at Toowong, Brisbane.

 

Location

Address:Mary Street, Memorial Lane , Gympie, 4570
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.189723
Long: 152.661014
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Designer:George Rae (Brisbane, QLD)
Monument Manufacturer:A. L. Petrie & Sons (Toowong, QLD)
Link:http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/heritage…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1920
Left Side Inscription

Outer Pillar :

The Boer War
1899  1902

Inner Pillar :

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Right Side Inscription

Outer Pillar :

The Great War
1914  1919

Inner Pillar :

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Plaque :

Erected to the memory of our fallen heroes by public subscription

 

 

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