Corowa Flag Court

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Description

The Corowa Flag Court consists of a three flagpoles, positioned in front of a brick wall. The wall features several plaques, dedicated to conflicts in which Australia has been involved. There are also four emblem plaques of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Imperial Forces, Royal Australian Air Force, and Merchant Navy.  

The area around the memorial has been paved with bricks and a low, brick fence edges the paving on three sides. Two planter boxes have been incorporated into the fence, which contain rosemary bushes. 

The memorial was dedicated on 28 March 1993 by Lieutenant Robert S. Jackson, MC JP. It is owned by Federation Council and they built it on land leased from NSW Railways. The monument is maintained by the council and the Corowa RSL sub-Branch assist with maintaining the surrounds and cleanliness of the space. 

The Flag Court is located in a park on Betterment Parade, facing the intersection with Arnott Street. It is used for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services and to commemorate special events, such as the death of an RSL member or a sovereign. Behind the memorial are a 25-pound Howitzer, a ships anchor, and an aeroplane propellor. 

Materials
  • Brick
Inscription

Wall - plaque 1

"Flag Court"

To perptuate the memory of all servicemen and women of this district, who unselfishly gave their service and, for some, their lives, in the defence of their country.

This memorial was unveiled by Lieut. Robert S. Jackson, MC, JP a life member and past president of the Corowa sub-Branch, R & SL of Australia, on Sunday, March 28, 1993

S.J.R. Thomas, President Corowa sub-Branch

Major A.L. Webber, E.D., R.L., Secretary

Wall - plaque 2

Lest we forget

Wall - plaque 3

Australia Remebers 1945–1995

This plaque, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ending of World War II was unveiled by Mr. G.E. "Rusty" Priest, NSW State President, Returned & Services League of Australia. 

Sunday, 5th March, 1995

"Lest we forget"

R.J. Ward, President
Major A.L. Webber, E.D., R.L., Secretary

Corowa Sub Branch, R. &. S.L. of Australia

Wall - plaque 4

In memory of Boer War 1899–1902 "Lest we forget"

Wall - plaque 5

[Australia]
The Corowa sub-Branch of the Returned & Services League of Australia

This plaque, to recognise the operations of Australian servicemen and servicewomen in

  • Japan (BCOF)
  • Borneo
  • Korea
  • Malaya
  • Vietnam

was unveiled by R. & S.L. State CR. W.H. Fife, OAM on Sunday, 9th November, 1997

"We will remember them"

Wall - plaque 6

In memory of Korea 1950–1956

Address
Betterment Parade
Corowa NSW 2646
Local Government Area
  • Federation Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Flag/flagpole
  • Wall
Recorded by
Corowa RSL sub-Branch
Established date
1993
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
28-03-1993
Dedication date
28 March 1993
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Occupation of Japan, 1946–51
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • All conflicts

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