Shire of Toombul War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Shire of Toombul War Memorial (Digger)

Nundah Memorial Park, Buckland Road and Bage Street
Nundah QLD 4012

The life-sized digger stands on top of a sloping base set on top of carved pillars on a stepped sandstone base. The whole memorial is surrounded by concrete piers and a chain fence. The original base has now been replaced by aggregate concrete and the stairs removed.

The memorial had replacement marble and sandstone panels inserted in the faces in the 1995 'Australia Remembers' campaign and in 2002, with four flagpoles erected between the gun and the Digger, framing the whole memorial.

The Digger had been painted green, with the rifle is in an unusual position. However, during the renovation, the statue was returned to its original state and the rifle reversed to suit appropriate stance and position. Under the digger's feet is a carved laurel wreath with 1914-1919. King and Empire.

The four missing urns that once stood on the corners of the plinth, were re-made and replaced by the staff and students of Eagle Farm TAFE College (Brisbane North).

Inscription

Centre plaque reads: The Shire of Toombul War Memorial

Erected by the Residents in honour of all those who enlisted from within the Shire for the service of their country oversea.

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Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Statue
Commemorative services held
ANZAC Day commemorations centre around the original memorial.
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor, Dennis Stocks and Doug Tanner, Max Shadlow (Retd), Immediate Past President, Nundah Northgate RSL Sub Branch
Date recorded
14 April 2009

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