Mareeba War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Mareeba War Memorial (Digger)

32km north of Atherton, Arnold Park, Walsh Street
Mareeba QLD 4880

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

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