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Busselton War Memorial

Author

City of Busselton

Place Number

13481
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Location

Lot 229 Peel Tce Busselton

Location Details

Local Government

Busselton

Region

South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1919, Constructed from 1920

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 13 Sep 2006 Category 4

Category 4

Category 4 places are places that are owned by the Shire that should be conserved, but for which special action is not required because the sites are mainly of historic and social value without significant built features. Some of the sites in this category are largely natural features and simply need to be managed in the ordinary sense of maintenance. Conservation actions may be limited to interpretation and/or site signage.

Statewide War Memorial Survey Completed 01 May 1996

Heritage Council
RHP - Does not warrant assessment Current 26 Aug 2011

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

Busselton War Memorial has cultural heritage significance as the memorial to those who loss their lives during the World War I, World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. The significance was attributed to the bravery of men of farming or milling origin enlisting to serve at war.
Its strategic location at the intersection of Queen Street and Albert Street in Victoria Square makes it an important visual landmark and contributes to a community’s sense of place. It is also significant as a work of renowned sculptor Pietro Porcelli.

Physical Description

A cenotaph style war memorial.
A bronze, limestone statue that sits on a stone platform inscribed with words ‘Honour the Brave ‘ and ‘The Heroic Dead’. It was built to commemorate the heroic deeds of those who fought for liberty and freedom during the World War I, World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War .
The memorial measures 600 by 1500 mm and has 4 sides to it. It sits at the end of a formally landscaped brick- paved path surrounded by colourful flowers of various species.

History

The Memorial was unveiled by General Sir W. M. Bart Birdwood on 6 January 1920 and was executed by renowned sculptor Pietro Porcelli.

Integrity/Authenticity

High Degree/High Degree
Integrity Notes: The place retains a high degree of integrity. Authenticity Notes: The place retains a high degree of authenticity.

Condition

Good

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Souvenir Programme of the Unveiling of Busselton Soldiers. January 1920
Department of the Premier and Cabinet website at; http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/43108/20040708/www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au/index4b09.html?fuseaction=memorial_ register.memorial-item&mem=142

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 Donnybrook Sandstone
Other METAL Bronze
Other STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES World Wars & other wars

Creation Date

30 Apr 1999

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Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

Disclaimer

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