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Bourke and District War Memorial and Gates

Bourke and District War Memorial and Gates
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Description / Background

Large granite column, surmounted by an orb on a square plate. The column stands on a rectangular stepped pedestal, supported by a square stepped base. It was unveiled on 25 May 1924 in honour of those who served in the First World War. Multiple marble and brass plaques with inscriptions are attached to the pedestal.

Flanking the memorial are pillars supporting hollow metal posts topped with lights that illuminate the column. There are also several plinths on either side bearing plaques, including honour rolls, dedicated to the Second World War, Korea and Vietnam. Nearby is a mounted propeller, with a plaque identifying those who served with the Royal Australian Air Force. These additions have been introduced to the memorial precinct over the last 20 years. 

A set of memorial gates with two brick posts and a metal arch are at the entrance to the park, and lead to the column.



Officially opened by Brigadier C.F Cox on the 25th of May 1924

Column - plaque

Sacred to the memory of our brave boys who paid the supreme sacrifice in serving their King and Country during the Great War 1914 to 1918.

Plinth - plaque

The central pillar was erected in dedication to

all who served during

1914-1918 war

and was unveiled by

Brigadier General C.F. Cox

25 May 1924

Gates arch

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Bourke Central Park
Cnr Oxley and Richard Streets
Bourke NSW 2840
Local Government Area
Bourke Shire
Memorial type
Recorded by
Victor Bartley - President Bourke RSL Sub Branch and Stuart Gordon - CEO - NSW Outback Division of General Practice
Year of construction
Dedication date
25 May 1924
South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Vietnam War, 1962–75