The following depicts the project overview, explaining how the War Memorial construction took place and all the detail involved. The project has been completed with the Pallamallawa War Memorial opening having taken place on 25 April 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli…
A new black granite memorial (honour roll) has been erected on the south eastern corner of the current Pallamallawa hall block. The new granite memorial list the conflicts that people from Pallamallawa have been involved in, including: Boer War, First World War, Second World War and Vietnam. The granite memorial has been set on a raised concrete plinth to allow the placing of wreaths and to give the new granite memorial a distinctive boundary. The flagpole has been erected behind the granite memorial.
Flanking the concreted memorial area is two ceremonial pillars with a total of eight ceremonial pillars. These ceremonial pillars are concreted pillars that have been designed and manufactured by local construction students at Moree TAFE. On the face of the pillars are silhouetted images of Australian WW1 soldiers. To create a unique effect, these silhouettes have been illuminated by solar lighting, where each pillar represents one of the fallen Pallamallawa residents who died during WW1.
The ceremonial pillars form part of a new boundary fence, enclosed by a black powder coated fence, and completed by gates. Inside the fenced area sits an irrigated lawn system appreciatively maintained by local council. In an often drought affected region this turfed area will remain forever green, acting as a reminder of the green fields of Europe, where most of Pallamallawa’s 68 WW1 veterans served.
To provide improved access to the site and to the memorial new paths have been constructed. This enables easy access to the memorial in any weather condition as well as providing access to the memorial for those who are mobility impaired; such as the sons and daughters of Pallamallawa’s WW1 veterans (who are themselves well beyond their eighties).
The completion of this project has enabled Pallamallawa residents and District to commemorate Anzac day in the town of Pallamallawa, something that prior to the formation of the Pallamallawa War Memorial Committee had not been possible to such an extent. View the project digitally in our gallery to better understand this unique development.