Description / Background
This war memorial is a curved, granite monument, with four brass plaques attached to three sides of the memorial. The rectangular plaque on the front façade of the memorial commemorates those who have served Australia on active service since 1901. There are nine conflicts listed on this plaque, with the names of those who served in raised gold lettering listed alphabetically under each. This plaque was dedicated by Colonel Susan Coyle CSC, on 14 February 2016.
There are two brass plaques situated on the rear façade of the memorial, which commemorate the men and women from the district who served in the armed forces. Both plaques are rectangular in shape and are framed by a raised gold border, with inscriptions on each written in gold raised lettering. The plaque from the Tarago community was dedicated on April 15, 2001, during the Centenary of Federation celebrations.
On the western side of the monument is the brass emblem of the Returned Services League of Australia. A flagpole is also situated on the western side of the memorial.
Planted nearby is the Tarago Anzac Lone Pine, which was presented to the Tarago Sporting Association Inc by the staff and students of the Tarago Public School on Anzac Day, 25 April 2006. It is commemorated with a green metal plaque, with a raised gold border and lettering.
Tarago District War Memorial
Commemorating those who have served the nation on active service since 1901
World War I
World War II
Middle East area of operations
Dedicated by Colonel Susan Coyle CSC, 14 February 2016
In memory of those from this district
who served in the armed forces of Australia
and whose names and deeds are now unknown
The Tarago Community salutes
the men and women of this district who have served in
wars, conflicts, battles, occupation forces
and peace keeping missions for Australia
Dedicated on 15 April 2001
during the Centenary of Federation Celebrations