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Location King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A polished faced granite boulder mounted on its edge on a base granite boulder. On the top face are two bronze castings. One is in the shape of a circular twisted ribband that surrounds the inner, which is a round bronze plate; in the centre of the plate is a cross. At each end of the cross is the figurehead of a member of the Women's Defence Forces. In the centre is a figurehead of a military nursing sister. An inscription is at the top and bottom of the ribband. On the lower boulder is a bronze plaque; at the back of the monument is a bronze plaque.

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Built Designed by Janette Moore and Margaret Worth
Opened 20 April 1997 by TRISH WORTH, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR ADELAIDE
Inscription

Ribband Top:

THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED TO THE WOMEN OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA WHO SERVED IN THE DEFENCE FORCES OF AUSTRALIA DURING WORLD WAR 11. 1939-1945

Ribband Bottom:

WE SALUTE THEM

Plaque Front:

UNVEILED BY TRISH WORTH,FEDERAL MEMBER FOR ADELAIDE ON 20. 4. 97 ON BEHALF OF THE COUNCIL OF UNITED EX-SERVICEWOMEN (SA) INC. AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT CORAL E. FARRELLY OAM. ARTIST: JANETTE MOORE IN ASSOCIATION WITH MARGARET WORTH

Plaque Back:

THIS MEMORIAL WAS COMMISSIONED WITH SUPPORT FROM:THE HON. DIANA LAIDLAW, MLC MINISTER FOR THE ARTS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA THE HON. BRUCE SCOTT MINISTER FOR VETERANS' AFFAIRS, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA ADELAIDE CITY COUNCIL ART FOR PUBLIC PLACES, ARTS SOUTH AUSTRALIA EX-POW ASSOCIATION OF SA INC 2/3 MACHINE GUN BATTALION ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIAN WOMENS ARMY SERVICE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA POW WOMEN'S AUXILIARY

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Adelaide City Council.

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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