Barcaldine War Memorial Clock Tower

Location of Barcaldine War Memorial Clock Tower

Ash and Beech Streets
574km west of Rockhampton
(Capricorn and Matilda Highways)
Barcaldine QLD 4725

The only war memorial of its type in Queensland. An ornate clock tower, 12 feet high, made of marble and resting on granite stepped base. Recessed plates of finer marble bear the leaded name of the 292 locals, who served in WWI. The lower section of the clock tower is ornamented with simulated masonry blocks. At the top is a 4-faced electric clock which is illuminated at night. Around the faces of the clock are carved laurel wreaths and foliage is carved in the lower corners of each face. The clock tower has a dome-shaped cap with a band of cable ornament. There is a leaded unveiling inscription of the lower step of the clock tower. The WWI memorial was damaged in a storm and the clocks were replaced late 1992.

Inscription

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Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Cenotaph/shrine
Recorded by
Barcaldine Regional Council/Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
24 February 2009

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