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Canowindra War Memorial Arch

Canowindra War Memorial Arch
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Canowindra War Memorial Arch
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Canowindra War Memorial Arch, marble tablet 1
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Canowindra War Memorial Arch, marble tablet 2
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Canowindra War Memorial Arch, marble tablet 3
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Canowindra War Memorial Arch, bronze plaque 1
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Canowindra War Memorial Arch, bronze plaque 2
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Canowindra War Memorial Arch, emblem in arch
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Description / Background

This memorial arch consists of four stucco pillars, connected by a wrought iron arch. The arch features the words 'Lest we forget' and the Australian Military Forces emblem. The pillars are joined by matching wrought iron gates. There are multiple white marble tablets attached to the pillars, as well as several bronze plaques. 

The gates provide a formal entrance to the Canowindra Memorial Park, opened on 11 November 1947. On 16 June 1948, the Molong Express and Western District Advertiser outlined the extensive works Boree Shire Council had undertaken in the park, prior to the opening. Improvements included constructing the arch. The whole of the materials, including the gates on the arch, were manufactured by council staff. A stonemason from Orange assisted council to inscribe the names on the tablets free of charge.

Also on site is the Canowindra War Memorial

Inscription

Small plaque

This arch was made and donated by Ray J. Campbell. 

Marble tablet 1

In memory of
the pioneers
of Canowindra district
and their sons
who fought
to preserve our
freedom in World War II.
1939–1945.
[Names]

Marble tablet 2

They paid the
supreme sacrifice
[Names]

Marble tablet 3

Erected
by the citizens
& rate payers 
of the 
Boree Shire 1947
C. McCarron President
G.R. Beattie Shire Clerk
R.J. Mathews Engineer

Bronze plaque 1

[Armed services emblem on each corner]
To honour the veterans who served Australia in Vietnam 1962–1972.

Bronze plaque 2

[Armed services emblem on each corner]
To honour the veterans
who served australia
in
Korea 1950–1953  
Malaya 1948–1960  
Borneo  1962–1966

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
K ADAMS World War 2 view
Henry R AYRTON World War 1 view
James A BOATSWAIN World War 1 view
Roy A COLE World War 2 view
Anthony Y COUSINS World War 1 view
George G CROWTHER World War 2 view
Albert H EDGERTON World War 1 view
Peter M GRANT World War 1 view
Eldrich S GRANT World War 1 view
Charles A HARVEY World War 1 view

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Address
Canowindra Memorial Park
Cnr Gaskill and Blatchford Streets
Canowindra NSW 2804
Local Government Area
Cabonne Shire
Setting
Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Arch
Recorded by
Graham Wilson. Peter Levarre-Waters. Canowindra RSL sub-Branch.
Year of construction
1947
Conflict/s
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
Vietnam War, 1962–75
Materials
Bronze
Concrete
Marble
Metal