Marrickville and District Second World War Memorial

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Description

The Marrickville and District Second World War Memorial consists of a bronze sculpture and two bronze honour roll plaques. It is positioned in the centre of a circular garden bed, planted out with rosemary bushes. 

The striking sculpture is a contemporary representation of the Rising Sun badge of the Australian Army. It was made by sculptor Andrew Poppleton. 

Positioned at the base of the sculpture are the two honour rolls, which include almost 600 residents of Marrickville and the surrounding areas who served in the Second World War. 

The memorial was unveiled on 11 November 2016. It is located in Marrickville Park, also known as Livingstone Park. Also on site is the Marrickville Sparrow Force and Timor Memorial Garden

Inscription

Honour rolls

Lest we forget

In honour and memory of the men and women of the municipalities of Marrickville, Newtown, St Peters, Petersham and Camperdown who died in World War II 1939–1945 

This memorial was unveiled on Remembrance Day 11 November 2016

[Names]

The Rising Sun by Andrew Poppleton

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Address
Marrickville Park
Cnr Livingstone Road and Frazer Street
Marrickville NSW 2204
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Inner West Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Statue/sculpture/artwork
Recorded by
NSW War Memorials Register. J Naughton.
Year of construction
2016
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Established date
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Dedication date
11 November 2016
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
  • Bronze