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Tewantin War Memorial (Digger)

Description
The life-sized digger represents a Light Horseman in full uniform, standing at ease on a typical Petrie base. The whole memorial has been painted white with the Union Jack and Australian flag in correct colours under the diggers feet. The rifle was damaged (reportedly by vandals) in 1994, and a complete new rifle has been added. The earlier rifle was fitted with a bayonet but looked rather artificial.
Location
Poinciana Avenue
7km west of Noosa, Tewantin Qld 4565

Location of Tewantin War Memorial (Digger)

Inscription

The main marble plaque reads:
Erected by the residents in recognition of those who enlisted from this district in the Great War 1914-1919. There is a list of 6 names under Fallen and at the bottom of the plaque are the words: Their name liveth for evermore. Marble plaques on the sides list 30 names under Enlistments. A further plaque reads 1939-1945 Fallen and lists 8 names.

Refer to additional images on this page for further inscriptions.

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
Memorial type
Statue
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
25 March 2009

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