Kokoda Memorial Park, Kensington

Description

 

"Located between Ascot Street and Goodwood Street in Kensington, Kokoda Park is named in honour of those heroic soldiers who served and lost their lives on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea during World War II. The park has a large grassed area and features a memorial pathway leading to a monument. The path is a symbolic representation of the Kokoda Track. The park also includes a fenced junior playground." From Randwick Council wesbite.

The memorial park contains a concrete monument, set in the middle of the park with four pathways leaving it. The monument bears three mounted bronze plaques, surrounded by short wooden posts. The dimensions of the memorial are 80cm (h), 500cm (w), 60cm (d). This updated memorial replaced the original sandstone version in 2002.

Inscription

 

Plaque 1:

This memorial was erected in consultation with 
the Kensington Sub-Branch of
the Returned and Services League
of Australia

It is dedicated to the memory of
those residents of the Kensington District
who lost their lives in all wars and conflicts
in which Australian forces have been deployed

The memorial was unveiled and dedicated
on 21 April, 2002 by
Cr Dominic Sullivan
Mayor of Randwick

Plaque 2:

LEST WE FORGET

Plaque 3:

National Servicemen's Association of Australia
Eastern Suburbs Sub-Branch
[National Servicemen's Association emblem]
Remembering those who served with pride and dedication
1951 - 1972
All gave some. Some gave all.

 

Address
2A Goodwood Street,
Kokoda Park,
Kensington NSW 2033
Local Government Area
  • Randwick, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Garden or park
Recorded by
Morgan Clifton Parks and Recreation Officer Randwick City Council.
Established date
1960
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Dedication date: 
24 April 1960
Dedication date
24 April 1960
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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