Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle - War Memorial Mural

Description: 

A mural by artist Reinis Zusters, comprising five sections, hung on the northern wall of the Cathedral. An inscribed rectangular bronze plaque attached to the inner northern wall of the Cathedral. The Australian Flag and the Navy and Air Force ensigns are draped above the plaque. Adjacent is the memorial mural.

 

Inscription: 

A nearby wall plaque reads:

Description of War Memorial Mural by Reinis Zusters Centre Panel (3)

Panel 3. Jesus Christ blessing the dead soldier. Left and Right-side panels incorporate the death masks of a man and of a woman who have lost their lives through the war.

Panel 1. Tank fragments and parts of machinery are depicted, also a soldier being helped from the battle-field.

Panel 2. Soldiers from the Newcastle district, the bell tower of Christ Church Cathedral, and the Newcastle harbour with its steelworks.

Panel 4. The Hunter Valley district with the people who supported the war effort.

Panel 5. The Australian woman in war. Mother and wife grieving for her lost son and husband. The large black cross throughout the mural is used symbolically and to unify the whole concept and design. Erected with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board.

The other plaque reads: This memorial was dedicated by Alfred, Tenth Bishop of Newcastle on 11th November, 1982. In memory of all those who served from Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, in World War II, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam and to those who supported them. 'Lest We Forget'

 

Dedication date: 

1982-11-11
 
 

Recorded by: 

Mr Robert McLardy, David Roden
 

Established date: 

1982
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

Church Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
 
 

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