Penrith City Memory Park

Description: 

The memorial was refurbished recently. The memorial design was chosen form 4 different proposals submitted by Plowright.
The Cenotaph construction used 23.5 tonnes of local sandstone, 1 tonne of cast bronze, 316 stainless steel plate, 11 cubic metres of concrete and steel, LED lighting, controllers etc.

The 4 figures were cast using the “Lost Wax Technique” and represent Navy, Army, Air force and Wrans.
The central stainless contemporary form represents the “Eternal Flame” and incorporates 49 LED’s wired to a control unit which enables each light to flicker on and off randomly.

The stainless steel features at the base of our bronze figures are ribbons which help tie or lead the our 4 bronze figurers back into the eternal flame.”
There is LED lighting recessed within the main memorial to highlight cavities or spaces helping to create a greater dramatic outcome.
Also, 4 major naming walls, each weighing around 2.5 tonnes sit in front but at the side of the main feature.

Notes on Veteran names:Those veterans given the status of 'In Memoriam' are those who are indicated as deceased on the memorial, but for whom no records of death can be found. All other status codes are from the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour except for L S Boggs and A Richards, who are recorded as deceased on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission casualty list. The Australian War Memorial gives a MC and DCM to S Colless. C Blaxland is the great-grandson of the explorer Gregory Blaxland. V Owens is recorded on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour as E L V Owens, while T H Stewart is recorded as H T H Stewart.

 

Inscription: 

(Original Plaque) Memory Park the Great War 1914 - 1918. This park and memorial was dedicated by His Exc. Sir Walter Davidson K.C.M.G.

(Plaque from 1989) Penrith Roll Of Honour
In memory of those who gave their lives on active service
World War 2. 1939-1945
Korea 1950-1953
Malaya 1948-1960
Malay Peninsular 1964-1966
Sabar-Sarawak 1962-1966
Vietnam 1962-1972
For your tomorrow we gave our today.
Unveiled by His Excellency Rear Admiral, Sir David Martin K.C.M.C., A.O.
Governor of New South Wales.
27th June 1989.

One memorial plaque bears the inscription 'Pro Deo. Rege, et Patria obit', meaning 'For God, King and Fatherland he/she died.'

 

Dedication date: 

1922-07-08 00:00:00.0
 
 

Recorded by: 

Ms Jane Williamson & Mrs Janice Williams, Terrance Plowright, (Designer, Sculptor and Builder of the memorial), and Peter Levarre-Waters
 

Established date: 

1922
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

Cnr Woodriff St and High St
Penrith NSW 2750
 
 

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Veterans Listed

FirstName LastNamesort descending Conflict Status Service Link
F A Abbott World War 1 KIA view
M K S Adams World War 1 view
L M T Adams World War 1 view
L C Adams World War 2 KIA Army view
F Ahmelman World War 1 view
G Ahmelman World War 1 view
C Andrews World War 1 view
H V Andrews World War 1 view
J C L Arrowsmith World War 1 view
W G R Arrowsmith World War 1 view

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