New South Wales Second World War Women's Services War Memorial

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Description

Monument constructed from Sydney sandstone featuring bronze relief figures of service women and armed forces badges. An impressive full figure of a young woman, hat in hand, is prominent. A number of separate plaques are incorporated. The scupltor was Dennis Adams.

Inscription

Plaque:

In commemoration of the service of the women of New South Wales who enlisted in Australia's defence forces during World War II 1939 - 1945. Unveiled by His Excellency Rear Admiral Sir David Martin, KCMG, AO Governor of New South Wales and dedicated on 16 February 1990.

Plaque:

This statue epitomises the spirit of the young women of Australia as they enlisted in the three defence forces from 1939 to 1945 and faced an unknown future, taking up the challenge in the service of their country. 

Plaque:

This memorial was made possible by the Wartime Servicewomen, their friends and ex-service organisations of New South Wales, the New South Wales government, the New South Wales Bicentennial Council and the Council of the City of Sydney. It was erected by the Council of Ex-Servicewomen's Associations (NSW). Scupltor: Dennis Adams, OAM.

Plaques:

In memory of Major Eleanor Manning, OBE. Assistant Controller Australian Women's Army Service, NSW. 1941-1945.

In memory of Group Officer Clare Grant Stevenson, AM MBE. Director Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force. 1941-1946.

In memory of Major Joyce Snelling, MBE. Assistant Controller Australian Army Medical Women's Service, NSW. 1942-1950.

Wall:

1939-1945 they served. 

Australian Army Medical Corps. Australian Army Nursing Services. Australian Women's Army Service. Voluntary Aid Detachments and Australian Army Medical Women's Services. 

Royal Australian Air Force Medical Service. Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service. Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force.

Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service. Women's Royal Australian Naval Service.

Address
29 Loftus Street,
Jessie Street Gardens,
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Statue/sculpture/artwork
  • Wall
Recorded by
Mr John K. Wright, State Library of NSW. Photographs by Mrs. Amy Taylor AM, Council of Ex-Service Women's Associations (NSW) and Peter Levarre-Waters.
Established date
1990
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1990-02-16
Dedication date
16 February 1990
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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