Kalinga Honour Gates

Location of Kalinga Honour Gates

Kalinga Park, Park Avenue
Clayfield QLD 4011

Four large piers marked 1914, Honour Gates, 1919, and carrying plaques. Each pier is capped with a globe. The gates lead into a large, popular recreation and sporting reserve, and form the entrance to 'Diggers' Drive Memorial Avenue'.

Inscription

Left gate: Erected by the residents of Kalinga and officially opened 23-10-1920.

Right gate: Erected in commemoration of those who served in The Great War 1914 1919

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Gate/arch
Commemorative services held
ANZAC Day - 7.30am Clayfield-Toombul RSL Sub-Branch
Additional information

Stone work completed by A L Petrie & Son, Masons, Brisbane, 23 October 1920

A road laid by unemployed returned WWI diggers to honour their fallen mates was uncovered by historical research. The Diggers' Drive, a 1.2km gravel road through Kalinga Park, on Brisbane's north side, was built by 83 ex-soldiers and opened by Queensland Governor Sir Matthew Nathan in May 1924. Men formed and gravelled the road and planted 120 trees in Hendra and Kalinga parks. It had been proposed to place on the trees the names of deceased soldiers of Toombul Shire but the idea lapsed.

(Source: Sunday Mail 18 July 1999.)

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Lesley McBurney/R.H.(Bill) Best, Clayfield-Toombul RSL Sub-Branch
Date recorded
31 July 2009

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