Newcastle Civic Park War Memorial

Description: 

 

Granite obelisk on a square sandstone plinth.

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

 

Taken from the Newcastle Civic Park War Memorial Grove website:

 

"Newcastle’s Civic Park War Memorial Grove sits in a quiet corner of the city’s central park, opposite Newcastle Art Gallery, and the Regional Library and across the road from the City Hall and Civic Administration Centre.

Civic Park, of which the grove forms a part, features the dramatic Hindle Fountain, which is an icon in the city of Newcastle.

The War Memorial Grove was developed from a community desire to honour servicemen and women killed during the world wars. It was constructed from public and private funds, some of the money coming from families whose relatives are commemorated on each of the 68 plaques featured throughout the garden. Much of the work was done by volunteer members of the New Lambton Heights Garden Club, and this relationship has been maintained till this day.

It was opened and dedicated as a War Memorial in 1961 by the then Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, Rt. Rev. James Housden. It also features some significant and interesting pieces of sculpture and memorabilia as well as a reflection pool and small ceremonial gathering area and flag pole"

 

 

Inscription: 

 

Additional plaques added 25th April 2006:

North Face -

Royal Australian Air Force Emblem

 

South Face -

Australian Women's Services Emblem

South Face -

Australian Army Medical Women's Services Plaque

 

East face -

Royal Australian Navy Emblem

 

West face -

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Emblem

 

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

(Australian Army Medical Women's Services Plaque)

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

 

Dedication date: 

2003-11-11 00:00:00.0
 

War: 

World War 1
World War 2
 
 

Recorded by: 

Mr Robert McLardy
 

Established date: 

2003
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

Civic Park,206 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
 
 

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