Laura War Memorial

Location of Laura War Memorial

Opposite the Quinkan Hotel, adjacent to tennis courts and the town Library
Laura QLD 4871

Arc of obliquely sawn wooden posts, bearing plaques for each conflict since the Sudan War (1885).


Inscriptions refer to various wars. Main inscription reads:


Australians have helped to fight for /

the freedom of many nations around /

the world for over a hundred years. /

The service and sacrifice by Australian /

men and women has resulted in an /

ethos of freedom in our country /

that is the envy of the world. /

This monument is in honor of their /

service, which has become our heritage. /

Conflicts commemorated
  • Sudan, 1885
  • South Africa War, 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
Memorial type
Commemorative services held

Only randomly, as there is only one returned man in the area.

Additional information

This area is sparsely populated and although it is on the highway to the top of Cape York, there is only a single Veteran in the area.

Recorded by
Ross Golden, Cook Shire Council
Date recorded
19 March 2009

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