Tweed Heads 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Memorial Plaque

Tweed Heads 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Memorial PlaqueGarden beds with plaques along the Tweed Heads Memorial WalkwayGarden beds with plaques along the Tweed Heads Memorial Walkway
Description

The memorial is a bronze plaque dedicated to those who served, were wounded or fell from the 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR). The two emblems of the battalion are positioned at the top of the plaque, above the inscription.

The memorial was designed by Tweed Shire Council and the 5RAR Association. The association was awarded a 'Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grant' by the Department of Veterans' Affairs for the installation of the plaque on 10 February 2010. It was dedicated shortly after on 1 March 2010. 

The memorial is located along the Tweed Heads Memorial Walkway in Chris Cunningham Park. It is attached to a lattice frame, set within a garden bed. It is one of a number of plaques commemorating Australian military units and organisations positioned throughout the area.  

Chris Cunningham Park is a site of Anzac Day and other commemorative services.

Materials
  • Bronze
Inscription

5TH BATTALION
THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT

IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF 5RAR KILLED IN ACTION
THE HUNDREDS WOUNDED AND ALL WHO SERVED IN
CAMPAIGNS AROUND THE WORLD

DEDICATED BY THE 5RAR ASSOCIATION ON THE
45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RAISING THE BATTALION
1 MARCH 2010

DUTY FIRST

Address
Tweed Heads Memorial Walkway
Chris Cunningham Park Wharf Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2485
Local Government Area
  • Tweed Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
2010
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
2010-03-01
Dedication date
01 March 2010
Conflict/s
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • Iraq: the First Gulf War, 1990–91
  • Afghanistan, 2001–present
  • Iraq: the Second Gulf War, 2003–09
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present

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