Goombungee War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Goombungee War Memorial (Digger)

Hartwig and Mocatta Sts - 65km north of Toowoomba (Darling Downs)
Goombungee QLD 4354

The monument towers over the main intersection from a platform foundation of concrete, approached by steps at the sides. The sandstone pedestal is surmounted by a life-sized marble (Italian) statue of an Australian Infantry soldier standing with head bowed and arms reversed. The pedestal has a recessed block bearing leaded marble plates for World Wars I and II, the original plate being on the front. The recessed block is enclosed within Tuscan columns and entablature. The memorial bears a total of 37 names of the local fallen: 29 names for WWI and 8 names for WWII.

Inscription
Erected by a grateful public to the brave men who gave their lives for the Empire in the Great War
Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Statue
Additional information
This memorial has outstanding significance as a major landmark in a small country town, in its main intersection; as an unusual example of the work of leading local architect, Henry James (Harry) Marks of Toowoomba; for its extravagance for the size of Goombungee; and as an historical record of local participation and sacrifice in two World Wars. H J Marks, Architect 1920.
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
1 April 2009

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