Military Memorial

On the 6th August 2015, the centenary of the Lone Pine Battle in Gallipoli (WW1), a Military Memorial at Woronora Memorial Park (WMP) was officially opened by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales.

The Woronora Military Memorial is unique as it is the first memorial to recognise families (through Legacy) as well as service personnel in Australia. It has both a soldier but also a child handing a note to his father “miss you dad”, which remembers the families of Australia’s Defence Force.

The Honourable Mark Speakman NSW Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Assistant Minister for Planning attended the ceremony and presented a Lone Pine and Wollemi Pine to the Vice Consul Cafer Asik, Acting Consul General Turkish Consulate as a symbol of peace and friendship.

Three Victoria Cross recipients at rest or memorialised by family at WMP, were uniquely honoured by granite plaques etched with their images. These include John Patrick Hamilton, William Matthew Currey, and Walter Ernest Brown. Students from St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School created 2,277 crosses in memory of the number of Australia soldiers who were killed or wounded at Lone Pine. Generation of significant “community capital”, and long term alignment of parents and friends of the school to the cemetery.

The National Trust awarded a “highly commended” at the NSW National Trust award lunch held on Friday 6th May 2016.

View event video, brief and story on Walter Ernest Brown, one of three VC recipients resting at Woronora Memorial Park.

Download the Military Memorial Document

 

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Memorials

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    Cedar
    Lawn

    A quiet, restful place, overlooking the natural bushland, protected by an elegant sandstone wall.

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  • Karinya Gardens

    Karinya
    Gardens

    A beautiful resting place for children, beneath towering gums and sprinkled with sweet flowerbeds.

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  • Rose Garden

    Rose
    Garden

    One of the greatest symbols of love and remembrance, magnificent roses are everywhere.

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  • Stations of the Cross

    Stations of
    the cross

    A place of deep spiritual significance and one of the most important devotions of the Catholic faith.

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  • Tranquil Gardens

    Tranquil
    Gardens

    Deep within Woronora’s grounds, with native garden borders and gentle water feature.

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  • Gardens of Pieta

    Gardens of
    The Pieta

    A world class resting place… a masterpiece of grace and beauty.

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  • Serenity Walk

    Serenity
    Walk

    Native and tropical flora forms a lush, calming backdrop for reflection.

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  • Wollemi Lawn

    Wollemi
    Lawn

    Overlooking natural bushland, Australia’s ancient Wollemi Pines frame this charming space.

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  • Centenary Court

    Centenary
    Court

    An elegant structure, offering wonderful vistas from every direction.

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  • Garden of Angels

    Garden of
    Angels

    Fragrant white roses, azaleas and gardenias frame this simple and elegant spot.

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