War Memorials

CRADOCK WAR MEMORIAL

The recently completed Cradock Memorial Garden Shelter now houses two picnic table settings and two wartime information plaques setting out Australia’s commitment during both World Wars.  The Shelter provides attendees, especially ageing community members and veterans from periods gone bye, respite from the extremes of weather and fatigue given the nature of events such as Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, Australia Day and such social events which occur from time to time.

The Cradock War Memorial and Memorial Garden are situated on the RM Williams Way, on the main tourist route between the Flinders Ranges and the wines regions of the Barossa and Clare Valley.  These tourism venues attract an estimated 60,000 travellers annually.  With sheltered 'picnic' facilities now established in the Cradock Memorial Garden, travellers through the area will now be given cause to pause and enjoy the experiences the Cradock Heritage Trail now provide.

Cradock

HAWKER WAR MEMORIAL

A collaboration between the Flinders Ranges Council, Work for the Dole and local Veterans, the Hawker War Memorial is a place for reflection, commemoration and remembrance. Available for all to appreciate and utilise.

The precinct consists of a paved area with a Memorial Cross and contains the Garden of Courage and Sacrifice which was planted in 2016.  Handpainted honour rolls, sculptures, artworks  and plaques are located within the area. The plaque which was originally located outside the Council Chambers has been relocated here as well as an information plaque detailing how previous Anzac services were conducted in Hawker.

Chace View Terrace & Wilpena Road, Hawker, 5434

Hawker

QUORN WAR MEMORIAL

The War Memorial commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected by those who returned in memory of the fallen of World War One with the names of the fallen of World War Two added to the memorial at a later date.

The Quorn War Memorial also is home to a WW1 95mm SB (Smooth Bore) Turkish Field Gun. The gun was captured by the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade on 1st November 1917 at the WW1 Battle of Beersheba. It is one of three such guns that exist in Australia.

Railway Tce, Quorn SA 5433

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