102 Australian General Hospital Memorial

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

This large granite stone memorial is located inside the front gates of Nazareth House, an accreditated care facility conducted by the Sisters of Nazareth.

Late in the 1990s, committee members from the Tamworth RSL, Ken Lyttle and Gordon Gaffney, sought to identifying the location of the 102 Australian General Hospital in Tamworth. It was located on 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 memorial being placed within their boundary fence.

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

The monument was dedicated by Father Tom Shanahan and unveiled by the Tamworth Mayor, Warren Woodley on 18 November 2001. 

Inscription

Top plaque

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.

Bottom plaque

This Memorial was unveiled by Councillor Warren Woodley on Sunday 18th November 2001

Address
104 Manilla Road,
Sisters of Nazareth,
Oxley Vale NSW 2349
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
11/18/2001
Dedication date
18 November 2001
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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