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25-September-2016 (Roger Johnson)
25-September-2016 (Roger Johnson)

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Roger Johnson

The War Memorial was erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One.  A plaque was added in 1993 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Remembrance Day in memory of the fallen and the Unknown Australian Soldier.  It is a polished grey granite obelisk with two polished granite wing walls.

In June 1921 a newspaper reported that site and design had been approved but there was indignation among the residents at the way in which the memorial was being "humbugged" and they urged the Minister for Education to take responsibility and put the work in hand. A later report in the same newspaper said that there had been a misunderstanding. Several designs had been submitted but couldn't be accepted by the Public Monuments Advisory Board. The Minister for Education and Mr. John Sulman, Chairman of the Public Monuments Advisory Board, visited Taralga in August 1921 in connection with the memorial. At a meeting a plan that had been designed free of charge by Mr. Sulman was selected. The memorial was unveiled on the 8th January 1923. 




Address:Orchard Street, Taralga, 2580
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.404962
Long: 149.818924
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:John Sulman (Sydney, NSW)
Monument Manufacturer:Mr J. Turner (Goulburn, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 8th January, 1923
Front Inscription

        Perpetuate The Memory
           Of Those Who Fell 
                   And To
         Honour Those Who Served
            THE GREAT WAR
               1914 - 1919

          Killed In Action

             [ Names ]

Plaque :

In Memory Of The Fallen
    And The 
Unknown Australian Soldier 
75th Anniversary Of
  Remembrance Day 


Left Side Inscription

Enlisted And Returned
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Enlisted And Returned
[ Names ]

Source: MA,SKP,CRE
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