Yeronga Stephens Shire Memorial Gates

Location of Yeronga Stephens Shire Memorial Gates

Yeronga Memorial Park Honour Avenue, linking Park Road and Ipswich Roads
Yeronga QLD 4104

At the extremities of the Yeronga Memorial Park Honour Avenue, there are two sets of significant memorial gates. Although similar in nature the two sets differ slightly and offer commemorations for conflicts from the First World War to the Vietnam War, and dedications to the service and home front personnel associated with war.

The gates at the western end of the memorial avenue, on Park Road consist of two pairs of red brick piers with smooth rendered corners. They stand on rough rendered plinths and are topped by projecting cornices crowned by globes. The inner two piers support vehicle gates, and there are also iron pedestrian gates in either side of the road. There are two metal plaques displayed on the outside of the centre piers. The southern plaque is dedicated to the men and women of Yeronga who served in the First World War. In 1979, the northern plaque was attached and commemorated the men and women who served in World War II and subsequent conflicts up to the Vietnam War.

The eastern gates on Ipswich Road are more ornate, with the inner piers being taller than the outer. There are small engaged piers attached on the pedestrial side of the inner piers. All four piers stand on smooth rendered plinths and there is a small low brick wall on the park side of each of the pedestrian gates. On each face there are green ornate ceramic tiles, displying a floral arrangement. There are two plaques displayed on the outside of the main piers and dedicated to mainly to the role of women in the service of their country.

Inscription

Park Road Gates:

Left Plaque

THIS PLAQUE HAS BEEN

DEDICATED AS A MEMORIAL

TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN

OF THE DISTRICT WHO SERVED IN

WORLD WAR II

1939–1945

AND

MALAYA, KOREA, BORNEO, VIETNAM

1948-1973

Right Plaque

THESE GATES HAVE BEEN

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS

OF YERONGA AND DISTRICT AS

A PERMANENT MEMORIAL TO

THOSE MEN AND WOMEN OF

THE SUBURB WHO SERVED IN

THE GREAT WAR

1914-1919

Ipswich Road Gates:

Left plaque

THESE GATES
WERE ERECTED BY
THE WOMEN OF
STEPHENS
SHIRE
IN HONOR OF THE
MEN WHO FOUGHT
FOR THEM

Right plaque

THIS

TABLET

IS DEDICATED

TO THE

WOMEN WORKERS OF

STEPHENS

SHIRE

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Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
Memorial type
Gate/arch
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
16 April 2009

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