Aramac War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Aramac War Memorial (Digger)

Lodge and Gordon Streets
67km north of Barcaldine
Aramac QLD 4726

Constructed in 1924 this memorial is a major landmark and one of Queensland's few unpainted war memorials. Made of Ulam marble it has a life-sized statue of an Australian Infantry soldier standing at ease at the top of a tall obelisk. The obelisk has a leaded AIF badge and the dates of the war on the front base. The monument rests on a base of rock-faced grey granite. It is surrounded by sandstone kerbing and corner posts, then by granite corner posts linked by double metal rails. There is a metal flagstaff at the south-west corner of the enclosure.

Inscription

IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO LEFT THE SHIRE OF ARAMAC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT WAR.

The pedestal beneath reads names of the 132 men who served in World War I from the Shire.

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Statue
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
24 February 2009

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