A Moving Memorial

This week is just a short post. I was talking to a patron about the ANZAC 100th this year and what we were all going to do about it. The Oakey Library and the Oakey Historical Society are currently working on a display of Diggers, and their family, from the local area. As a part of this display I will be creating some templates that anyone can use. These templates will be A4 and A3 size word documents that you can paste your pictures and information into. At the moment I’m postersthinking something like these.

While we were discussing this project, the Oakey War Memorial and its location came up. For those of you that aren’t aware the memorial hasn’t always been located in Bicentennial

Image: Oakey War Memorial Source: John Oxley Library

Image: Oakey War Memorial
Source: John Oxley Library

Park outside the Oakey Cultural Centre. The memorial was originally located at the top end of the main street near the railway line. Unveiled in August 1922 by his Excellency the Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan, the memorial commemorated those who served in World War I.

The memorial was later relocated to its current location on 13 April 2000 and incorporated with a larger memorial to commemorate Australian service personnel who have served in all wars and conflicts.

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Image: Oakey War Memorial Source: TRC Libraries

 

 

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