Tamworth war memorials! isabelle d


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Tamworth war memorials! isabelle d

  1. 1.  The Tamworth Town Hall was opened in 1934. It was designed as a lasting memorial to Tamworth and district soldiers and war workers. Large flags hang at intervals around the wall, while bronze plates carry the names of battle areas where Australians fought during the Great War. The Town Hall is located on Fitzroy Street, Tamworth.
  2. 2. The Anzac Park gates are a set of main and side wrought iron gates with sandstone supportscarrying bronze wall plaques listing fallen servicemen. The central main gate has an archedsign: "Lest we forget" in wrought iron. They are a set of memorial gates for fallen World WarI soldiers, dedicated in 1927. Padre Walsh at the 40th anniversary at the Anzac Park gates.
  3. 3. The Waler Horse statue is located at the southernend of beautiful Bicentennial Park, across the pondfrom the World War II Memorial and the Man-O-War iron gates. The bronze sculpture is a tributeand memorial to those men of the ANZAC corpswho served in the Boer, Sudan and First WorldWars. Bicentennial Park was established tocommemorate the bicentenary in 1988 andprovides passive recreation, pathways, fountains,sculptures and Tamworth’s fascinating historyrecorded in granite. Over half a million horses were sent to assist or ANZAC’s in India, South Africa and World War 1 in the Middle East. Only one horse, a gelding named Sandy survived.
  4. 4.  There are a lot of ANZAC Badges but the one I’m going to show you (on the right) is called the Rising Sun. The Rising Sun badge, also known as the General Service Badge or the Australian Army Badge, is the official insignia of the Australian Army. The badge is worn on the brim of a slouch hat or the front of a peaked cap (select appointments only) and is readily identified with the spirit of the ANZAC, the legend of the Australian soldier (or digger), and the esprit de corps of the Army itself, due to its association with the landings at Gallipoli in 1915. The Anzac spirit or Anzac legend is a concept which suggests that the soldiers possess shared characteristics. These qualities include endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour, larrikinism, and mateship. Today, new recruits receive the iconic badge with their initial issue of equipment, which happens within their first three days of enlistment.
  5. 5. Erected by the members of the Vietnam legion VeteransAssociation of Australia (Tamworth) and by the generosity of thecitizens of Tamworth to honour the memory of those service -men killed in Vietnam 1962-1973.
  6. 6. Located in Bicentennial Park is a monumentlisting the names of the ANZAC soldiers whohave fought and died for their country.