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Hornsby War Memorial

Item details

Name of item: Hornsby War Memorial
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Monuments and Memorials
Category: War Memorial
Primary address: 155X Pacific Highway (opp Railway Ped Bridge), Hornsby, NSW 2077
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
155X Pacific Highway (opp Railway Ped Bridge)HornsbyHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Notable monument lighting and planting from 1920's period. Of local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Jul 01
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Physical description: Monument to commemorate those who served in World War One. Built of Buff Granite with central polished inscribed panels. Square monument of solid form about 4m high. Set on grassed plot retained by granite edging 500mm above road surface. (See below for inscriptions.) Also notable bronze light standard (double carriage-light design) matching lights opposite Police station some 200m north of highway. (see inventory item L2). Also two mature palms (possibly Butia Palms) possibly from same period. These palms are fairly unusual as the commonly planted species is the Canary Island Date Palm. Monument to World War I inscribed #Pro Patria# with list of the names local servicemen: #New Guinea Egypt Gallipoli Palestine Mesopotamia Salonika France Belgium .....To the immortal honour of the men of the Hornsby district who served their King and Empire in the Great War 1914-1919.# #For Humanity#s cause this memorial was erected by the citizens of the Hornsby District. Unveiled on 27 April 1923 by His Excellency Lord Foster PCKCMC Governor General.#


Historical notes:

Recommended management:


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  22 Jul 94   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hornsby Shire Heritage Study1993 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdWA No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780639

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