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Herberton War Memorial

Myers Street, Herberton

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Herberton War Memorial (2011); Heritage Branch Staff

Herberton War Memorial (2011)

Herberton War Memorial (2011); EHP

Herberton War Memorial (2011)

The Herberton War Memorial is an important historic landmark which honours the 199 local men who enlisted during WWI, including the 21 who were killed and the 7 who died on service, and is testament to Australian patriotism and nationalism. The memorial demonstrates the pattern of Queensland’s history as a commemorative structure, providing a lasting record of a major historical event. Unveiled on the 3rd May 1992, this digger statue was the work of renowned Brisbane masonry firm AL Petrie and Son and includes a standard type of pedestal first used in 1918. The memorial is still located in its original grounds, exhibits an extraordinary degree of workmanship and is aesthetically appealing. The stone monument lists the name of an aboriginal man who died in service and includes a captured gun as a war trophy. It embodies the Anzac myth and the ideal Australian qualities: loyalty, courage, youth, innocence, masculinity, and represents the most common type of Queensland memorial. It is conveniently located in central Herberton, and many of Herberton’s heritage attractions are in walking distance, including the Herberton Historic Village, Royal Hotel and the Great Northern Mine.

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Coordinates: -17.38522868, 145.38697796

Full details of this heritage-registered place are in the Heritage register.

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last reviewed
1 July 2022
Last updated
28 February 2023