Campsie Anzac Mall and War Memorial Clock Tower

Description

Pedestrian mall with clock tower memorial, complete with dedicatory plaques and remembrance gardens. A flagpole with sandstone wall and plaque is situated at the other end of the mall. Various plaques and some fine mosaic work feature throughout the precinct.

The clock tower was constructured and dedicated before the mall. The mall was opened on 17 June 1995.

Separate plaques on the clock tower are for some of the post-Second World War conflicts to which Australia has sent armed forces.

Inscription

Clock tower:

This Memorial honours those who served in the Armed Forces during World Wars 1914-1918 1939-1945. Erected by the Women of the Strong Post & remodelled by public subscription 1951. The foundation stone was laid by Stanley E. Parry, Mayor 28th May 1932. Mayor Ald. H. R. Thorncroft, Town Clerk S. H. Lofts. 

Clock tower plaques:

Korea 1950-53 – Malaya 1955-63 – Borneo 1963-66 – Malaysia 1964-65 – Vietnam 1962-72

Plaque 1:

Canterbury City Council

This plaque commemorates the official opening of Anzac Mall. A project funded by the Commonwealth Government under the Local Government Works Program. Unveiled by his Worship the Mayor of the City of Canterbury Clr. John Gorrie on 17th June 1995. [List of Councillors by Ward].

Plaque 2:

In memory of Corporal Albert Edward (Ted) Matthews Service No. 180 The Last ANZAC Passed away 9 December, 1997 at age 101.Plaque provided by Canterbury City Council. Unveiled by Mayor Kayee Griffin on 25th April 1998

Plaque 3:

Canterbury City Council

This commemorative pathway and extended rose garden was constructed by Canterbury City Council to honour all Australian service personnel on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Remembrance Day and was dedicated by the Mayor of the City of Canterbury, Cr. Kayee Griffin on 8 November 1998. Kayee Griffin Mayor, Jim Montague General Manager.

Plaque 4:

Australia Remembers 1945 - 1995. In memory of our departed comrades who served in World War II. Lest we forget.

Address
Beamish Street,
Anzac Mall,
Campsie NSW 2194
Local Government Area
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Council
Setting
  • Public square
Memorial type
  • Clock/clock tower/sundial
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch)
Established date
28 May 1932
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
1932-08-25
Dedication date
25 August 1932
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • All conflicts

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