Cabra-Vale Park Memorial Bandstand
A pink and red painted bandstand with a red tin roof. This bandstand was erected in the park in 1919 in honour of the soldiers who died in the first World War. The bandstand was built at a cost of 350 Australian pounds, and dedicated on ANZAC day 1919. A marble plaque on the northern side of the memorial bears the names of the 22 local men who died in the war. In 2001, as a result of representations from the local member for Cabramatta, Ms Reba Meagher and in consultation with members of the Cabra-Vale Diggers' Club, Fairfield Heritage Committee and local community groups, Fairfield City Council commissioned the decorative metal panels around the bandstand. The panels depict those people from the district who fought in the war and supported the war effort at home, and were designed and manufactured by artists Philippa Johnson and Henry K Topolnicki of Art.Is.An Option. (This information comes from a plaque near the bandstand). The seven panels are titled Gallipoli Landing, Loyalty Parade, Children Playing, Picnics in the Park, Street Parades, Fairfield Red Cross, Soldiers marching. Each metal panel is accompanied by a bronze plaque which tells the story of the metal panel.Notes on Veteran Names: All status codes have been taken from information provided by the Australian War Memorial Roll Of Honour and records in the National Archives of Australia.
[On a white marble tablet] Erected to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War of 1914- 1918 [Bronze plaque] 14th August 2005 60 years since the victory in the Pacific and the end of World War 2 1945 This plaque is dedicated to the memory of all the men and women who gave up their youth to serve their country in the battles against the invaders of the Pacific and other areas during World War 2. The war that ended 60 years ago on 15th August 1945 May their sacrifices be remembered forever by those who today enjoy the freedom provided by their efforts.
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