1st Light Horse Regiment and Headquarters 8th Division Memorial

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Description

This memorial is located on an unmade section of Florence Avenue, north of the intersection with Evans Avenue. It commemorates the Light Horse Regiments who trained on the site which is the former Rosebery Race Course, prior to embarkation during the First and Second World Wars.

The memorial comprises a pink coloured granite block mounted on a white marble plinth. Two bronze plaques are mounted on the granite block. Brick paving surrounds the memorial. The memorial is located on the fence line of Southern Cross Drive and as a result, traffic noise is a concern.

The memorial was rededicated on Sunday, 12 August 1990.

The Council has determined the memorial will be upgraded for the First World War centenary celebrations. The upgrading and landscape embellishment works to be undertaken late 2014 early 2015 will be funded by Council with Federal Government grant funds allocated to Council under the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program. Works will include the relocation of the memorial a few metres towards the east to allow for acoustic screening, new decorative paving surrounding the memorial, and restoration of the plaques. A new plaque to commemorate the centenary will also be installed.

Bayside Council manages the site and adjoining parkland under its Pocket Park Plan of Management. For more information phone 1300 581 299.

Inscription

Top plaque:

This plaque has been erected to honour the memory of the officers and men of the 1st Light Horse Regiment A.I.F. and H.Q. 8th Division, 2nd A.I.F. who trained on this site the former Rosebery Race Course, prior to embarkation during both World Wars 1914-1918   1939-1945

Front plaque:

This plaque was restored by Botany Municipal Council and eededicated to the 1st Light Horse Regiment A.I.F and HQ 8th Division, 2th A.I.F on Sunday August 12 1990 by HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR OF BOTANY ALDERMAN RON HOENIG

Address
16 Florence Avenue
Eastlakes NSW 2018
Local Government Area
  • Bayside Council
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
John Brandenburg, A/Manager Parks, Landscape & Recreation at Botany Bay City Council
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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