||Corner of Main Road and Rowlands Hill Road, Coromandel Valley, Onkaparinga - South Australia, Australia
Monument and Memorial Garden.A white marble monument comprising an obelisk surmounted on a pedestal and two tier base set within a garden complex containing rose bushes, a plaque affixed to a granite boulder, reflection area and car park. All details on the monument are in black.
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||28 May 2000 by Mayor Ray Gilbert
Sacred to the Memory
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER"
COROMANDEL VALLEY'S TOKEN OF
LOVE AND HONOR TO THE MEN WHO REPRESENTED US IN THE GREAT WAR.
WAR MEMORIAL GARDENS
These war memorial gardens were
established by the City of Onkaparinga
in 2000 and officially opened by
Mayor Ray Gilbert
on the 28th of May 2000.
In 2000 the monument was restored and moved 100 metres north of its original position.
It is a memorial to the thirty –two soldiers who fought in World War 1, and particularly to the nine who died. So strong was the communal sense of loss, grief and pride at that time, that the fifty households of the Valley contributed £268, an average of £5 each – more than the average wage for two weeks – in order to build it.
These gardens have been developed in recognition of the significant contribution of those who fought and served in World War 1 and subsequent Wars.
MAINTAINED BY: City of Onkaparinga
PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil, renovated 2000
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