Mareeba War Memorial (Digger)
The life-sized digger stands atop the memorial with eyes down and arms reversed. The memorial has been painted. Set on a stepped base, the memorial has a wider base of brown concrete, and is surrounded by rose gardens set into a star pattern in a large public park. A flagpole stands behind the memorial, and shrubs mark the footpath limits. The memorial carries three marble plaques.
The Great War 1914–1918. Killed in action or died of wounds. Greater love hath no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends
World War II 1939–1945. Killed in action or died of wounds
Great War 1914–1918 - Enlisted and Embarked for Foreign Service
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- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Memorial type
- Additional information
The memorial is in a public park with lush lawns and beautiful rose gardens, as well as a children's playground and shelter sheds.
Street names around Mareeba are named after these fallen soldiers.
- Recorded by
- Shirley and Trevor McIvor
- Date recorded
- 13 March 2009