Ithaca War Memorial

Location of Ithaca War Memorial

Memorial Park, Enoggera Tce (Brisbane)
Paddington QLD 4064

The memorial proper is a tall sandstone clocktower on a pedestal with recessed leaded marble plates bearing memorial inscriptions and the names of 130 local men who died on active service. The four faced clock was originally driven by a master clock in the nearby fire station. The clocktower is ornamented with crossed flags in relief and originally painted, and the pedestal is ornamented with laurel swags. The whole structure stands on a square concrete platform approached by steps at each face, so forming a cross. A circular path surrounds the platform.

Inscription

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

The memorial was erected by a committee of local citizens at a cost of about 650 pounds. Fund raising was under way by September 1920. The memorial clocktower was designed and made by A H Thurlow, monumental mason of Brisbane, under the supervision of R Black, the Ithaca Town Engineer. The clock was manufactured by the Synchronome Electrical Company of Brisbane. The memorial was unveiled on 25 February 1922 by the then Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
14 April 2009

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