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Longreach War Memorial
Longreach, Central West

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

Description

Volunteer enlistment in WWI was enthusiastic across Australia as was the grief as word made it back home of lost lives, some 60,000 mostly young men during the five year conflict.

Land was allocated for Anzac Memorial Park in 1924 with trees and grass planted.

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Built by Rockhampton stonemason Mr F Allen at a cost £1702, the tall granite needle-like column was delivered in three pieces. Its installation through a series of ropes and pulleys provided quite a spectacle for the residents. Financed through a combined venture of the neighbouring Longreach and Ilfracombe shires, it bears 90 names listed under four headings: Remembrance, Freedom, Unity and Sacrifice.

Longreach War Memorial was unveiled by the shire chairman RLH Petersen on ANZAC Day 1927.

Set in a park, a set of steps leading up from the highway through town, this memorial remains the focus for ANZAC remembrance ceremonies.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet

Activities

  • Walking
    Walking

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Longreach War Memorial - Print Brochure
Map of Longreach War Memorial
Landsborough Highway
Corner of Galah Street
Longreach
Queensland 4730 Australia

Contact Details

13 74 68

 

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