Goomeri War Memorial Clock Tower

Location of Goomeri War Memorial Clock Tower

248km north of Toowoomba (Bunya, Burnett and Wide Bay Highways)
Goomeri QLD 4601

It is one of the few memorials in Queensland in the form of a clock tower and has uncommon decorative features. The concrete clock tower rises to a height of 74 feet from a stepped foundation which forms a traffic island in Goomeri main intersection. The structure is painted white, with details highlighted in a brown colour. At the base are two polished granite plates. At the top of the tower is a 4 faced electric clock, illuminated at night, with the letters LEST WE FORGET (going clockwise). Fixed to the west face of the foundation and to the north face of the clocktower are metal components from Goomeri's former war memorial.


Clock faces read: LEST WE FORGET

Granite plates bear the names of the local men who fell in two World Wars, 9 names for WWI and 12 names for WWII.

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
Memorial type
Additional information

This memorial has outstanding significance as a major landmark and why Goomeri is referred to as The Clock Town.

The Goomeri War Memorial Clock was unveiled on 15 November 1940 by RSL State President RD Huish. The concrete memorial honours the 9 local men who fell in the First World War and the 12 who fell in the Second World War.

It was erected at a cost of 700 which was raised by the Goomeri Returned Services League Sub-Branch.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
6 March 2009

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