City of Blacktown RSL Sub-Branch Remembrance Garden

Description

City of Blacktown RSL Sub-Branch Remembrance Garden has seven sandstone pillars, each with a plaque for a different conflict or peace keeping force. In the centre of the garden area is a larger sandstone pillar with a sundial on the top which has the four service badges in brass relief. The garden is surrounded by a blue metal fence.

Inscription

Dedication plaque:

City of Blacktown RSL Sub-Branch Remembrance Garden

Officially opened by His Excellency The Honourable Gordon Samuels AC, Governor of New South Wales. 27th November 1999.

Pillar plaques:

  1. In the memory of our fallen comrades World War I 1914 - 1918 61,720 casualties. Lest we forget.
  2. In the memory of our fallen comrades World War II 1939 - 1945 47,662 casualties. Lest we forget.
  3. In the memory of our fallen comrades Korean War 1950 - 1953 339 casualties. Lest we forget.
  4. In the memory of our fallen comrades Vietnam War 1962 - 1973 520 casualties. Lest we forget.
  5. In the memory of our fallen comrades Malayan Emergency Indonesian Confrontation North east Thailand (UBON) 1950 - 1968 50 casualties. Lest we forget.
  6. In memory of service women in all theatres of war and the Gulf War Peace Keeping Forces. Lest we forget.
  7. In memory of Australian Nurses and East Timor Peace Keeping Forces. Lest we forget.

Sundial:

At the going down of the sun and the morning we will remember them. Lest we forget.

Address
40 Second Avenue,
Blacktown RSL Club,
Blacktown NSW 2148
Local Government Area
  • Blacktown, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Garden or park
Recorded by
Ms. Jane Williamson and Mrs. Janice Williams
Established date
1999
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
1999-11-27
Dedication date
27 November 1999
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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