Chinchilla RSL Memorial (Digger)

Location of Chinchilla RSL Memorial (Digger)

Front grounds of the RSL Hall, Heeney Street
Chinchilla QLD 4413

This is the original digger from the Chinchilla War Memorial originally at Anzac Park. The digger was damaged and removed from the original base in 1977. It was renovated and relocated without it's original base to the RSL. A sandstone statue of an Australian infantryman with cocked hat and rifle, resting against a tree stump for support. The statue stands on part of the original 1919 pedestal: a sandstone block with crossed flags carved on the front face. This then rests on another larger sandstone block, which has a brass plaque on the street face. The memorial sits on a ground-level concrete base, and is surrounded by a metal railing.

Inscription

Brass Plaque inscription: Renovated & Relocated by the RSL Women's Auxiliary 1992.

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Statue
Additional information

The original digger base has also been renovated with an Aluminum spire inserted on top. It's located in Fuller Place. The Chinchilla (digger) statue was erected as part of the Chinchilla War Memorial, unveiled on 30 January 1919 by the Governor of Queensland, Major Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams, GCMG, CB.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
9 March 2009

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