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Katanning War Memorial

Author

Shire of Katanning

Place Number

08700
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Location

Cnr Carew & Cliff Sts Katanning

Location Details

Local Government

Katanning

Region

Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1920

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Statewide War Memorial Survey Completed 01 May 1996

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 22 Jun 2000 Category 2

Category 2

• Of very considerable significance to the Shire of Katanning. • High level of protection appropriate.

Statement of Significance

The Katanning War Memorial is an important reminder to the community and visitors of the First World War and Katanning's involvement in it, and the loss felt within the community of those local members who served and who died during the War.

Physical Description

Life-size marble statue of a soldier in battle dress mounted on a tapered granite plinth with a stepped base, with brass plaques of the names of those who died. A post, chain fence and brick paving surround the memorial. Alongside the memorial is a cannon trailer. An avenue of canary island date palms forms an approach to the memorial.

History

The Katanning War Memorial was unveiled in 1920 to commemorate those who died in the First World War. The names of the deceased are inscribed in brass plaques. Although the memorial is in its original location, the statue has been reorientated away from the road towards the park for ceremonial purposes.

Condition

Good

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Richards, Oline, 'Inventory of War Memorials in Western Australia'. S April 1986,
Municipal Heritage Inventory Shire of Katanning Dec 1996

Place Type

Historic site

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use MONUMENT\CEMETERY Monument
Present Use MONUMENT\CEMETERY Monument

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other STONE Marble
Other STONE Granite
Other METAL Other Metal

Historic Themes

General Specific
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES World Wars & other wars
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

Creation Date

19 Jun 1997

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Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

Disclaimer

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