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Strathpine Honour Board

1347 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur

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Strathpine Honour Board (1992); Heritage Branch

Strathpine Honour Board (1992)

Strathpine Honour Board; Heritage Branch staff

Strathpine Honour Board

Rolls of honour like the Strathpine Honour Board give a ready insight into a locality's proud involvement in WWI. The honour board, designed by leading Brisbane metal worker Ernest Gunderson in 1921, lists in alphabetical order the names of the 76 local men who served in WWI. Some lettering is now missing, in its original state it clearly recorded whether a person was killed in action, wounded, died of illness or returned home. The honour board, commissioned by the Strathpine Patriotic League, is made of bronze on a marble background with timber edging. It features cavalrymen with the Queensland state emblem and soldiers; two enamelled flags—the Union Jack and Australian flag; the AIF emblem; and a cannon and a replica of Britannia, with the words 'For king and country'. Gunderson's honour boards are unique to Queensland. Few remain as intact as this example, now found in the old foyer of the Pine Rivers RSL, now within the grounds of North Leagues and Services Club. Memorials to the district's servicemen in later conflicts are located nearby. The First World War Memorial Gates facing Anzac Avenue were relocated from the Lawnton showgrounds in 1985, and lead to a memorial garden containing two trophy guns.

Coordinates: -27.25271824, 152.98814796

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