Rocky Creek War Memorial Park

Location of Rocky Creek War Memorial Park

Approximately 7km north of Tolga and 15km north of Atherton, on the Kennedy Highway. The Memorial Park is situated on the site of the old 2/2 Australian General Hospital laundry and medical stores site at Rocky Creek
Rocky Creek QLD 4357

Dedicated 15th August 1995.

The Memorial Park is a unique design of individual plaques, set amongst the trees and located along the lines of the original locations of units stations at the Rocky Creek Medical and other facilities during the Second World War.

Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Additional information

Built on the old camp site of the Convalescent Depot of the 2/2nd Australian General Hospital, where thousands received treatment in 1942-1945. Atherton Shire Council supplies plaques and a local businessman supplies boulders. In 1997 there were 3 plaques and by August 2000 there were 36. The numbers will have increased since these figures.

The park has been chosen as the appropriate location due to the cultural, spiritual, historical and sentimental value to the local community. Several Army Divisions camped on the Atherton Tablelands during 1942-45. Approximately 60,000 Australian soldiers were treated for war related conditions at these hospitals, by a caring and efficient staff of approximately 2,000. Many were rehabilitated at the adjoining 2/1 Convalescence Depot. The complex was recognised as the largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Dennis Stocks and Doug Tanner
Date recorded
16 March 2009

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