Yandina Cenotaph

Location of Yandina Cenotaph

Railway Street and Stevens Street
besides railway station
31km South West of Tewantin
Yandina QLD 4561

This draped obelisk with crossed rifles is set on a typical 'Petrie' base and constructed out of Helidon sandstone on a granite base, and topped with a sandstone shroud. Crossed rifles carved out of sandstone are mounted above the main World War I face. The lettering is lead on marble tablets. The memorial stands in in the southwest corner of the park.

Inscription

Centre plaque reads: In memory of the men of Yandina and district who laid down their lives serving their King and Country during the Great War 1914-1919. Their name liveth forevermore.
Side plaque reads: In Memory of men who fell in World War II, 1939–1945, and lists 15 names.
Two other side plaques list 19 names.

Refer to additional images on this page.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Additional information

The monument was built by A Petrie and Son of Brisbane, Queensland. The Cenotaph was hit by a runaway truck. When the Cenotaph was repaired after the accident it was re-assembled incorrectly and the main face pointed in the wrong direction until the recently-completed refurbishment, when the alignment was corrected so that the main face commemorating those who fell in World War 1 faces along Railway Street as it did originally.

Recorded by
Dennis Stocks
Date recorded
25 March 2009

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