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War Memorials in Western Australia

Australian Federation was achieved in 1901 and almost right from the outset Australian armed forces have been involved in overseas conflicts. These include the Boer War, World War I, Word War II, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam; and more recently Iraq and Afghanistan. The price of war is always extremely high. Not only for those who are killed in the wars, but also the effect on the fallen's family and community. Here are some Memorials we saw



Atop Mount Clarence is a prominent war memorial. This is the very top of the memorial structure. The memorial is a grand structure and alas this picture does it no justice. Photo - October 2014


Bakers Hill

In Bakers Hill. Well kept, designed and constructed Memorial Mark for Soldiers who fell in conflicts over the decades. Photo - October 2018



On Vincent Street is the Beverley War Memorial. Photo - April 2015


Bindi Bindi

On the Bindi Bindi main street, between the houses and the school is the War Memorial. Photo - July 2012



The local war memorial. Such a small community lost so many. You can see a sliver of the hall to the right. Photo - January 2015



In front to the shire offices is the town's war memorial. Photo - December 2016



On Stirling Street is ANZAC Park which includes the Garden of Peace and the Bunbury War Memorial. This Memorial was unveiled on November 11th, 1924 by Colonel N. M. Brazier. Photo - December 2016



The War Memorial opposite the old Corner Store. Photo - September 2014



Chidlow's War Memorial located in the park in the centre of town. Photo - October 2018



In Collie, next to the Collie River is this park. As the sign says, it's the State Centenary Park. On the other side of the gate it proclaims 'Soldier's Park' so it serves as a double memorial - to the State Centenary in 1929, and also to past conflicts and to the locals who served in them. Photo - February 2011



The town's war memorial. Beyond is the rail yard. Photo - October 2014



The war memorial on Estuary Road. 'Our Freedom Came At A High Price'. Photo - December 2011



In the centre of town is this gleaming war memorial. Photo - October 2014



At the front of the Community Centre on Del Park Road are these Memorial Gates. The plaque reads: "These Gates were erected by the RSL in 1947 as a Memorial to all those from this district who paid the supreme sacrifice during World Wars I and II. Lest We Forget". Photo - December 2020



Entering the Fairbridge Village, the Colonnade was build in 1963 in honour of Fairbridgians who made the ultimate sacrifice during wars. An ANZAC memorial service is held here on the Sunday following each ANZAC Day each year.  Photo - April 2011



The Fremantle War Memorial atop Monument Hill. The monument was erected in 1929. The hill provides panoramic views of the City of Fremantle. Photo - June 2016



Atop Mount Scott overlooking the city is the HMAS Sydney Memorial. It is made up of The Dome of Souls (9 metres high), and The Stele (the vertical structure resembling standing stones). On 20th October 1941, the HMAS Sydney was located in the Sundra Straits where it encountered and engaged in battle with the German ship HSK Kormoran. Both ships were lost. All 645 men aboard the Sydney perished. This memorial was completed in 2008. Photo - September 2014



At the HMAS Sydney Memorial is this statue of a waiting woman, looking out to sea in vain, praying for the safe return of the Sydney. She symbolises the grief of all the wives, mothers and girlfriends of the 645 crew on the Sydney who never returned. The name of every crew member is etched in stone here. Visiting this site is a humbling experience. It is an amazing museum and memorial. Photo - September 2014



The Gnowangerup war memorial. Lest We Forget. Photo - December 2016



An avenue of splendid white roses leads up to the War Memorial in Pioneer Park, Gosnells. Photo - May 2011



In the centre of Jennacubbine is the war memorial. The trees in this area were planted by members of the Jennacubbine C.W.A. in June 1974 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of their Association in Western Australia. Photo - July 2013



Close to the high school is the war memorial. Photo - December 2016



The town War Memorial just after dawn. The wheat bins and railway are off behind. Photo - April 2015



In Pioneer Park is the town's War Memorial. Photo - September 2014


Mosman Park

Sitting to the front of the Town of Mosman Park close to the river is this brick rotunda, the local War Memorial. Photo - October 2018


Mount Lawley

The Mount Lawley War Memorial on the corner of Clifton and Queens Crescents. Photo - July 2019



The Mundijong War Memorial set back on the main road just opposite the Shire offices. Photo - November 2018



Another war memorial this time in the form of this shelter near the railway station. The shelter contains a Roll of Honour. Photo - November 2018



The Peace Memorial Rose Garden on Stirling Highway in Nedlands was established in 1950. Photo - February 2010


Kings Park

The War Memorial in Kings Park in Perth. This photo was taken the day after ANZAC Day hence the many wreaths on the Memorial. Photo - April 2009


Kings Park

Underneath the War Memorial, and around the back. This room lists all those killed in action during wars across the decades. Photo - April 2009



This war memorial is located at the front of the railway station. You can see the log haulage device in the background. Photo - October 2014



The Meckering War Memorial situated in the park across from the main shops. Photo - October 2018



The Mundaring War Memorial on the corner of Great Eastern Highway and Nichol Street. Photo - October 2018



Immediately to the right of the Memorial Hall on Fitzgerald Street is the Northam War Memorial. Photo - October 2018



The district war memorial. You don't have to spend a fortune to get the message across. Photo - October 2014



On Pinjarra Road, this is the Shire of Murray war memorial which is located in front of the Shire offices. The Memorial was established in 1922 near the road bridge. It was relocated to its present site in 1964. Photo - August 2011



The Quairading War Memorial. You can see the railway station building in the background. The people of Quairading have gone to great lengths to present the pictured memorial plus the adjacent Lone Pine Memorial and the decorative memorial frontage on a building across the road. Photo - October 2018



On Flinders lane is the Rockingham War Memorial. The propeller, the cannon and the anchor serve to represent the three branches of the Australian armed forces - the airforce, army and navy. Photo - May 2015



In the Roelands Progress Federation Grounds is the War Memorial commemorating locals who served in the forces during times of conflict. Photo - April 2013



Serpentine War Memorial. "In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives. Lest We Forget". Photo - October 2018


Southern Cross

The Southern Cross War Memorial. The picture speaks for itself. Photo - March 2015



On the corner of Rokeby Road and Hamersley Road in Subiaco is the War Memorial. The foundation stone was laid by Sir Francis Newdegate, who was Governor of Western Australia at that time, on 17th December 1922. The memorial was originally built to honour citizens of Subiaco who fell in World War I, but later included other conflicts. Photo - June 2012



The Tambellup war memorial. In the background is the old station building. Photo - December 2016



On Lomas Street is a small section of land set aside at the town's war memorial. Photo - December 2016



The Trayning War Memorial near the centre of town. Photo - March 2015



The War Memorial near the Wandering Agricultural Hall. For such a small community, so many men and women went away to serve their country. Photo - October 2011


West Leederville

In the rose garden next to the Town Hall is the war memorial constructed circa 1920. In the background is Cambridge Street. Photo - September 2015



The War Memorial just across the road from the ruins of the Steam Workshops. Photo - September 2016

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