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The Cloisters commemorate 470 members of the University who served overseas in World War One, of whom 64 died in service or were killed in action.

There are two bronze plaques are affixed to angled faces at the top of a polished wooden stand at the eastern end of the cloisters.


Address:Victoria Drive, Adelaide University, Northern entrance, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.918266
Long: 138.603653
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:March-1919
Front Inscription

Plaque :

These Adelaide University Union Cloisters are a memorial to the 470 members of the University who served overseas in World War I
( 1914 - 1918 )

64 of whom gave their lives for their country

"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old ;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning.
We will remember them."

This plaque was sponsored by the University of Adelaide Foundation

Plaque :

"The brave and faithful dead have flung the torch of life into our hands, and we owe it to their memories to see that it burns as brightly when we pass it on.

We should honour their memory by making the University Union what it really should be - the link that binds us all together"

Vice - Chancellor Professor William Mitchell

March 1919

This plaque was sponsored by the University of Adelaide Foundation



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