Rockdale Memorial Garden

Peter Williams - refurbished as part of the ANZAC CentenaryPeter Williams - refurbished as part of the ANZAC CentenaryPeter Williams - refurbished as part of the ANZAC CentenaryPeter Williams - refurbished as part of the ANZAC CentenaryPeter Williams - refurbished as part of the ANZAC CentenaryPeter Williams - refurbished as part of the ANZAC CentenaryMs. Jane Williamson & Mrs. Janice Williams
Description

The memorial consists of a garden in a low wall and four walls connected by three modern metal sculptures. One wall bears the words 'In Remembrance' and has a plaque. In the centre of the paved garden is a single flag pole.

This memorial garden was refurbished as part of the Anzac Centenary.

Inscription

Plaque:

Memorial Garden

This Garden was dedicated to the glory of God and in the memory of the men and women of the municipality of Rockdale who sacrificed their lives for their country in the first and second World Wars and subsequent campaigns.

Opened by The Hon. R.W. Askin M.L.A. Premier and Treasurer of New South Wales. 6th February 1971. Lest we forget.

Plaque:

100 Years of ANZAC. The Spirit Lives. 2014 - 2018. 

Together we rememeber.

Councillor Shane O'Brien Mayor of the City of Rockdale. On behalf of the Citizens of Rockdale City. Sunday 19 April 2015. Rockdale City Council.

Plaque:

The Gallipoli Rose

"It was magical when the flowers appeared on the upper reaches – not that we saw much of the upper reaches. But when we did, we were reminded of home when spring clothed the hills with flowers. The dead lying among them seemed to be asleep."

Extract from Gallipoli Peninsula by Alastair Te Ariki Campbell.

Rockdale City Council.

 

Address
Cnr The Seven Ways and Princes Highway
Rockdale NSW 2216
Local Government Area
  • Bayside Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Ms. Jane Williamson and Mrs. Janice Williams. Updated photos by Peter Williams.
Established date
1971
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1971-02-06
Dedication date
06 February 1971
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • All conflicts

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