Anzac Place is a decorative paved area, located in Wingham's Central Park. The memorial was built around an existing Lone Pine tree, and also includes a stone plinth bearing the dedication plaque. It was positioned in the south west corner of the park because it was where many young locals went to volunteer for the First World War.
Based on an original design by local artist Jane Hosking, the memorial features the thirteen point Anzac star depicting the rising sun badge. The design encompasses the symbolic existing Lone Pine tree and includes a plinth and memorial plaque.
Anzac Place, the new Centenary of Anzac memorial was unveiled and dedicated in Wingham's Central Park on Australia Day.
RSL NSW branch vice president Peter Stephenson unveiled the memorial before Reverend Darrell McKeough performed the official dedication.
Funding for the memorial was provided by the Australian Government's Centenary of Anzac Local Grants Program. The Wingham RSL Sub-branch managed the project and the work was undertaken by the Greater Taree Council.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF ANZAC
1915 - 2015
From this Place, many Australians
volunteered to serve their country in WWI.
Since that time, others have faced danger and hardship.
Many lost their lives to defend and preserve freedom.
They are not forgotten
Australia Day, 26 January 2016
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