Newcastle Civic Park War Memorial

Description

Granite tapered column on a square sandstone plinth. Additional plaques were added in 2006.

The memorial is located on the northern side of the Park, opposite the City Hall.

The below emblems are attached to the base of the granite column, above the sandstone:

  • North Face - Royal Australian Air Force emblem
  • South Face - Australian Women's Services emblem
  • East face - Royal Australian Navy emblem
  • West face - Australian Commonwealth Military Forces emblem
Inscription

North side:

To the Glory of God and to all men and women who served, fought and died in all wars and conflicts. This memorial was officially rededicated by Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC, AO (Mil), KSt J, RAN Rtd Former Governor of New South Wales on 11 November 2003. Lest we forget. Councillors of City of Newcastle Lord Mayor John S Tate.

West side - top:

1914-1918 1939-1945

This memorial is dedicated to honour the men and women of Newcastle and District who, in service with the Armed and Auxiliary Forces of the Commonwealth gave their lives to bequeath to others a heritage of freedom and security. Greater love hath no man than this. At the going down of the sun - and in the morning we will remember them.

West side - bottom:

In remembrance

Korea 1950-1953; Malaya 1948-1960; Borneo 1962-1966; Malay Peninsula 1964-1966; Vietnam 1962-1973. Lest we forget.

South side:

Honouring the role of members of the Australian Army Medical Women's Service 1942 – 1945 and all service women who served their Country. Commemorating the 60th anniversary in 2005 of Victory in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War. Lest we forget. Unveiled by Mrs Dulcie Giles A.A.M.W.S. President Newcastle 25 April 2006.

Address
206 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established date
1954
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Dedication date: 
2003-11-11
Dedication date
11 November 2003
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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