Second World War, 1939–45

Terrigal Foreshore War Memorial

The Terrigal Foreshore War Memorial consists of what were two war memorials: the Erina District War Memorial and the Terrigal Beach RSL War Memorial. The site was reconstructed in 2018–2019 to accommodate the relocation of the Erina District War Memorial. The memorial was rededicated on 25 April 2019 in memory of all men and women, and their families, who have dedicated their lives to serve Australia in conflict and in peace.

The Erina District War Memorial was a white rotunda-style war memorial constructed in Erina, NSW to commemorate the memory of service personnel lost in WWI from the Erina, Terrigal, Wamberal and Matcham areas. The memorial was originally constructed on the junction of The Entrance Road and Terrigal Drive after the war and unveiled on Armistice Day, 11 November 1923.  Owing to the reconstruction of the road junction, the memorial was relocated to the Salvation Army’s Woodport property in 1985 and re-dedicated on 6 August 1986 to commemorate those lost in all conflicts up to the Vietnam War.  It was subsequently relocated to the Terrigal Foreshore in 2018 as the Woodport site was required for the construction of a new church.

The Terrigal Beach RSL War Memorial originally consisted of a memorial stone (obelisk) made of sandstone, a flagpole resting on a raised platform and a sandstone wall. It was originally situated to the east of the Terrigal Life Saving Club, circa 1984–1985. It was dedicated “to the memory of all men and women of Australia who gave their lives in the many areas of conflict in which our country has been engaged”. It was subsequently moved to its current site on the foreshore in 2001.

Created by Central Coast artist Leash Craig, the ‘Brothers in Arms’ sculpture centrepiece represents two soldiers of the Great War assisting one another in combat. It is symbolic of the unique bond of mateship and teamwork between those that serve together in times of conflict and in peace. It is also symbolic of the brothers from the local community who lost their lives in battle during the First World War as mentioned in the war memorial honour roll.

2018
06/08/1986 (Erina War Memorial)
23/07/2019
Inscription: 

Top of the rotunda, under the awning, clockwise:

1914 1918
WAMBERAL
MATCHAM
War Memorial
ERINA
TERRIGAL

 

Wall, facing outside:

LEST WE FORGET

 

Wall, facing inside:

TO THE MEMORY OF THE
MEN AND WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
MANY AREAS OF CONFLICT IN
WHICH OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN ENGAGED

LEST WE FORGET

 

Plaque under sculpture:

Because they died
that others might not die
comfort your hearts.

[list of names]

Geocoded Location: 
POINT (151.44476019276 -33.446808995502)
Address Data: 
Beach Front Park
The Esplanade
Terrigal NSW 2260
Custodian: 
Terrigal-Wamberal RSL Sub-Branch
Local Government Area: 
Location status: 
Location status - more information: 
Memorial was previously two separate war memorials.
Materials: 
Linked Memorials: 
Terrigal Beach RSL War Memorial
Erina District War Memorial

Brewarrina Public School Honor Roll

Fatigued fractured white marble plaque, with black cut-in inscription with 494 characters. The plaque is supported by a concrete base and surround.

52 returned service persons are listed, of whom 10 were killed overseas and 21 wounded.

Maker and designer unknown, although it was most likely made and designed as a community project instigated by a previous school principal and committee.

1920
04/06/2019
Inscription: 

Brewarrina Public School
Honor Roll

[list of names]

Geocoded Location: 
POINT (146.8595 -29.9646)
Address Data: 
35 Bourke Street
Brewarrina NSW 2839
Custodian: 
NSW Department of Education, Brewarrina Central School
Local Government Area: 
Location status: 
Location status - more information: 
Original location within a school classroom. Following demolition of the classroom the plaque was stored in for some years prior, from approximately 1950 onward it was moved to its current location at the western side of the school property.
Memorial type: 
Materials: 

St Andrews Church World War II Roll of Honour, Bellingen

The World War II roll of honour is constructed of timber, with timber flames on either side.

21/02/2019
Inscription: 

St ANDREWS
ROLL of HONOUR
1939     1945

[list of names]

Location/surrounding area: 
In the foyer of St Andrews Church, located in the grounds of the Bellingen Uniting Church
Geocoded Location: 
POINT (152.898966 -30.452676)
Address Data: 
Bellingen Uniting Church
Hyde Street
Bellingen NSW 2454
Custodian: 
Bellingen Uniting Church
Local Government Area: 
Memorial type: 
Materials: 
Linked Memorials: 
Bellinger River Methodist Church World War I Honour Roll, Bellingen
Bellingen Uniting Church World War I Baptismal Font

Museum World War II Honour Roll, Bowraville

A section of the Bowraville Folk Museum is devoted to a display of military items, including a simply designed timber Museum Honour Roll for those from the district who served in World War II.

The section was dedicated and opened by G E 'Rusty' Priest, the NSW RSL State President on Saturday 3 February 1996.

03/02/1996
18/03/2018
Inscription: 

MUSEUM
HONOUR ROLL

[list of names]

Location/surrounding area: 
Located within the Bowraville Folk Museum
Address Data: 
Bowraville Folk Museum
89 High Street
Bowraville NSW 2449
Custodian: 
Bowraville Folk Museum
Local Government Area: 
Memorial type: