Bank of New South Wales Memorial, Berrima Remembrance Grove

Close-up of plaque on Bank of New South Wales Memorial, Berrima Remembrance GroveBank of New South Wales Memorial, Berrima Remembrance Grove
Description

This memorial consists of a grove of trees, planted in honour of those who served in the Second World War. Marking the site is a large bushrock, which bears a plaque inscribed with the dedication and the name of the grove's original sponsor, who was responsible for planting and maintenance. The sponsor was the Bank of New South Wales, which later changed its name to Westpac Banking Corporation. 

The memorial forms part of the Berrima Remembrance Grove, located on the Old Hume Highway, near the roundabout intersection with Medway Road and Taylor Avenue, Berrima. There are 11 groves overall, covering some 34 acres. Eight other groves retain their bushrock markers and they are listed separately on the NSW War Memorials Register, under the 'Linked memorials' heading below.

Information for this listing was sourced from the report Berrima Remembrance Groves NSW Inventory by Chris & Charlotte Webb Pty Ltd, dated July 2021. This report was supported by a Community War Memorials Fund grant from the NSW Government. 

Inscription

Plaque

This portion of the
Remembrance Driveway
was acquired and developed by the
Bank of New South Wales
and its staff
as a memorial to those members
who served in World War II.

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Address
Old Hume Highway
Berrima NSW 2577
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Wingecarribee Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Stone/bushrock
Recorded by
Dr Eric Savage
Year of construction
1956
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45