Port Douglas War Memorial (Digger)

Location of Port Douglas War Memorial (Digger)

Anzac Park
Macrossan and Wharf Streets
59km north of Cairns
Port Douglas QLD 4877

The life-sized digger stands with head bowed and arms reversed, the gun barrel being the only one in Queensland to fit into a slot between the soldier's feet. It is on a white concrete stepped base, with a laurel wreath on the top section. It stands in Anzac Park at the end of the main street.

Inscription

The smaller plaque on the front reads:

This monument was erected by the ladies of Pt. Douglas and District Red Cross. Unveiled by Mrs C Trezise of Mowbray. October 1923.

The lower plaque reads:

In memory of soldiers of Port Douglas and district who served and fell in The Great War 1914–1918, and lists 37 names above Their name liveth forever.

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Statue
Additional information

A Naval mine is behind the war memorial.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
27 February 2009