Tumoulin Evelyn Scrub War Memorial

Location of Tumoulin Evelyn Scrub War Memorial

Private farm, Jonsson Road, via Tumoulin (Atherton Tableland)
Evelyn Scrub QLD 4888

The Evelyn Scrub War Memorial was erected after the First World War [1914-18] on land set aside for the purpose by Edward Daniel, c1919. It lists the names of all the men from the Evelyn district who had served in the war. Forty-one names are recorded on the memorial.

The Memorial stands on private property on the Jonsson Road, off the Tumoulin to Ravenshoe Road in the southern Atherton Tablelands.

The Memorial is in the form of a substantial pedestal supporting a narrow pointed obelisk topped with a spherical object. The entire monument is concrete. Forty-one names and fates of the men from Evelyn Scrub who served in the Great War are attached to a brass plaque secured to one side of the pedestal behind a glass screen. Of particular interest is the inclusion of the name of an aboriginal person (designated as such) listed among those who died in service. A second plaque is fixed below the first, dedicated to the pioneers of the Evelyn Scrub by the Evelyn Social and Sports Club in 1983.

A single flagstaff stands five metres from the memorial on the southern side. There are no associated gardens or plantings remaining at the Memorial.

Inscription

The plaques read: Dedicated to the men from Evelyn Scrub who did their duty in the Great War; 40 names, and (lower small plaque) Dedicated to the pioneers of Evelyn Scrub, 1883.

Dedicated to the men from Evelyn Scrub who did their duty in the Great War; 40 names, and (lower small plaque) Dedicated to the pioneers of Evelyn Scrub, 1883.

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Commemorative services held

A dawn Service is conducted here each Anzac Day by current farm owners and the Herberton RSL.

Additional information

Erected by the Evelyn Social and Sports Committee, 1983.

The Evelyn War Memorial is now all that now remains of the town. It serves as a reminder of those who served in far away battles and is also an illustration of the once bustling farming and timber getting community in an area that is now sparsely populated. A dawn service is held at the Memorial each ANZAC Day in commemoration of those who served.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
16 March 2009

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