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Location Memorial Park, Banna Avenue, Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The Cenotaph is a 13.7 metre yellow-painted reinforced concrete structure in the form of an equilateral triangle. It was supplemented in 2011 with eight black polished granite stones which list the names of approximately 3000 service personnel.

The memorial, facing south is a cement rendered tower of tapered shape and triangular in cross section, standing 12.19 metres. To accentuate the height, three tapered projecting vertical ribs extend from the base to three quarters of the way up the tower.

There are two accompanying flag poles and a door on the east side leading into the Interior.

The memorial is set in the centre of a two stepped concrete and brick paver hexagon shaped base bounded with a low chain fence.

Pencil perspective drawings were done by Arthur Buckley Long with Allan Brayne doing the dimensions and working drawings.The memorial is situated on the north side, between Ulong & Kooyoo Streets.In 2011, eight, black polished granite stones were erected in front of the existing tower. These stones commemorate over 3000 names of War Veterans.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 25 April 1940 by Mrs. R. H. Bradbury
Inscription

1914

LEST WE FORGET

Plaque 1 :

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
AND THE
UNKNOWN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF
REMEMBRANCE DAY
11. 11. 1993

Plaque 2 :

THEY
MADE THE
SUPREME
SACRIFICE
1939 1945

(Names)

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
(Names)

Back Inscription
1918

TO OUR
GLORIOUS DEAD

Condition

Good

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