Bundaberg Lions Remembrance Park

Location of Bundaberg Lions Remembrance Park

Cnr Takalvan & Steffensen Streets (bounded by Electra, Takalvan & Steffensen Streets)
Bundaberg West QLD 4670

Dedicated parkland containing 10 memorials, including the park's dedication plinth, plus three 'guns' and signage. Additional picnic and play ground equipment exists, connected by pathways and enriched by extensive gardens.

Links to related memorials:

47th Australian Infantry Battalion Memorial - Korean War Memorial

Milne Bay and Kokoda Memorial - National Service Memorial

Prisoners of War Memorial - AFC and RAAF Memorial

Naval Association Memorial - Vietnam War Memorial

Ex-Servicewomen's Memorial

The small memorials are arranged west to east: National Servicemen, Prisoners of War, Milne Bay-Kokoda, RAAF, Korean War, Vietnam War, Naval, Service Women, 47th Bn Wide Bay Regiment. Centred between the flag poles near the Bofors Gun is a similar plinth carrying the dedication details. There is also a Mountain Gun and a Skoda 7.5cm Gebirgskanone M15 Mountain Gun.

Inscription

LIONS REMEMBRANCE PARK

Officially Opened by Her Worship The Mayor, Cr. Kay McDuff. Dedicated by Rev. Stuart Law 27th October, 1999.

Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Garden/avenue/tree
Commemorative services held
Battle for Australia, Australian National Flag Day and International Mariners Day combined service. [Plus a number of single memorial type services. E.g. Vietnam Veterans Day at the Vietnam Veterans memorial sited in the park.]
Additional information

The memorial park came into being after a park was split in two by Main Roads. The Rats of Tobruk Association received approval to erect a memorial on one section. A number of Ex Service organisations were wishing to locate small memorials in the city and Director, Health & Enviroment, Greg Savage proposed using the other half of the park and a layout design was created, with a size restriction for future memorials. Council refurbished a 'Bofors' gun and relocated a Japanese field gun and a Howitzer to the site. The Lions Club had historic involvement.

The service held on 3 September ccommemorating Battle for Australia, International Mariners and Australian Flag Day provides an opportunity for those attending to place their wreath on any of the memorials situated in the park. Some also hold regular annual services at their respective memorial.

The small memorials are arranged west to east: National Servicemen, Prisoners of War, Milne Bay-Kokoda, RAAF, Korean War, Vietnam War, Naval Service Women, 47th Bn Wide Bay Regiment. Centred between the flag poles near the Bofors Gun is a similar plinth carrying the dedication details.

Recorded by
Leone Wilson, Secretary, Wide Bay and Burnett District RSL
Date recorded
29 June 2009

Nearby memorials

List all 60 memorials within postcode 4670.