Emerald War Memorial

Location of Emerald War Memorial

Clermont Street, opposite Railway Station
270km west of Rockhampton
(Capricorn, Dawson and Gregory Highways).
Emerald QLD 4720

A 'Ulam' marble draped obelisk with crossed rifles on a typical Petrie base. The monument is set in the centre of the main street, Clermont Street, opposite the railway station. Set on a concrete base, which has been painted green, it possesses a low concrete wall to protect it from traffic turning. Dedicated in 1924.

Inscription

Plaque reads:

THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF EMERALD AND DISTRICT IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO ENLISTED FROM THE SHIRE AND PARTICIPATED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

A further plaque (grey marble) at the base of the memorial reads: THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF EMERALD AND DISTRICT IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND IN HONOUR AND APPRECIATION OF THOSE WHO ENLISTED FROM THE SHIRE AND PARTICIPATED IN WORLD WAR II 1939–1945.

Plaques around the centre of the memorial list In Memoriam, 24 names (World War I).

The grey marble plaques around the base list In Memoriam 16 names (World War II) and a further 34 names.

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

Mason: A L Petrie & Son, Brisbane.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
2 March 2009

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