Skip links and keyboard navigation

Weipa War Memorial

Description

Landscaped garden with three granite stones featuring bronze badges of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Commonwealth Military Forces and Royal Australian Air Force, each afixed to the front of one of the granite stones. The central stone has the words LEST WE FORGET at the base. Three flag poles stand behind the memorial. The garden is surrounded by paving, enabling ease of access to all visitors.

Uplighting enhances the memorial at night and ANZAC Day dawn services.

Location
Memorial Square, Central Avenue, Rocky Point, Weipa Qld 4874

Location of Weipa War Memorial

Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Korean War, 1950-1953
Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66
Vietnam War, 1962-1972
Peace-Keeping, 1947-Present
Memorial type
Cenotaph/Shrine
Commemorative services held

All of Weipa Town Council's commemorative services are held at this memorial including ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.

Additional information

In 2010 the Weipa War Memorial was upgraded and enhanced due to a partnership between Weipa RSL and the Queensland Government, with a Community Memorials Restoration grant assisting to finance the new memorial.

The current Weipa War Memorial was unveiled in October 2010.

Prior to 2010, the Weipa War Memorial was a small blue, white and brown tiled memorial cairn on a two stepped base. A cross symbol is on the front of the memorial and below is the inscription Lest We Forget. A flagpole is located at the back and white fence posts, with chain draped along posts, surround the memorial and flagpole. This memorial was opened by the Weipa RSL on Remembrance Day in 1978.

Recorded by
Dennis Stock
Date recorded
20 March 2009