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Cloncurry War Memorial
Map of Cloncurry War Memorial
Sheaff Street
Corner of Scarr Street
Cloncurry
Queensland 4824 Australia

Cloncurry War Memorial
Cloncurry, North West

Free Entry

13 74 68
heritage@ehp.qld.gov.au
www.ehp.qld.gov.au

Description

The Cloncurry War Memorial is located at the intersection of Sheaff and Scarr streets. The memorial originally included four clocks - one on each side of the pedestal. These have been replaced with metal circles paying tribute to the RAAF, Navy, Army and Nursing services. The memorial was installed by the Returned Sailors Soldiers Imperial League of Australia.

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His Excellency the Governor General, Lord Stonehaven, unveiled the memorial on 26 August 1927. He was returning from a short holiday in Normanton where he was engaged in bird watching, duck shooting and fishing, taking advantage of the new QANTAS airline trips to the gulf.

Later that year, the memorial clock was handed over to the council to ensure its ongoing maintenance.

In 1939 the Cloncurry Shire Council built a new War Memorial Hall, further along Scarr Street. From that time on, ANZAC commemorations were able to proceed to the hall for refreshments.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Walking
    Walking

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