Oxley Vale, Tamworth, 102 Australian General Hospital Monument

Stone with two plaquesPlaque two - 'This Memorial was  Unveiled by  Councillor Warren Woodley On Sunday 18th November 2001'Location on Google Map
Description

The large granite monument is located just inside the front gates of Nazareth House, an accreditated care facility, conducted by the Sisters of Nazareth. Late in the 1990s, committee members of the Tamworth RSL, Ken Lyttle and Gordon Gaffney, developed the idea of identifying the location of the 102 Australian General Hospital in Tamworth. It was located in Manilla Road from Brolga Crescent to the property 'Four Winds'. The monument could not be located on Manilla Road and Sister Theresa agreed to the monument being placed within their boundary fence. The monument was dedicated by Father Tom Shanahan and unveiled by the Tamworth Mayor, Warren Woodley on 18 November 2001. 

The monument was constructed by R. F. Gaites and details of the planned unveiling were published in the Northern Daily Leader, 25 October 2001.

 

Inscription

Plaque 1

'During the Second World War the 102 Australian General Hospital was situated in this area. An Army Training Camp was also established continuing from Brolga Crescent, where the guardhouse was sited, along both sides of Manilla Road to the property "Four Winds". Many wounded Australian soldiers were cared for in this facility.

This memorial is sponsored by the Ex-Service Organisations of Tamworth'.

Plaque 2

'This Memorial was 
Unveiled by 
Councillor Warren Woodley
On Sunday 18th November 2001'

 

Address
104 Manilla Road
Oxley Vale NSW 2349
Location/surrounding area
Nazareth House, Oxley Vale (longitude: -31 03 52.79, latitude: 150 54 10.51)
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Conflict/s
World War 2

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