Anzac Place, Wingham

Anzac Place in Central Park, WinghamAnzac Place plinth with dedication plaqueAnzac Place history panel
Description

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.

From the Wingham Chronicle, 3 December 2015:

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.

From the Wingham Chronicle, 26 January 2016:

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.

Inscription

ANZAC PLACE
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

Dedicated
Australia Day, 26 January 2016

Address
Central Park
Cnr Bent and Farquhar Streets
Wingham NSW 2429
Local Government Area
  • Mid-Coast Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
2015-2016
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
01/26/2016
Dedication date
26 January 2016
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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