In Australia the local war memorial has always been an object of pride and identity. On Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and other special occasions, ex-servicemen and women, families who lost relatives in war and other members of the community, assemble at these sacred sites. Here they reflect, grieve and remember events which have been of central importance to Australia as a nation.
At the end of WW1 every town had felt it's effects with a high proportion of young men volunteering for service with many never to return from the battlefields.To commemorate and honour these men committees of local dignitaries and ex-Servicemen were formed in Towns and Districts throughout the States to raise funds,decide on the type of Memorial and oversee it's construction. These committees were completely autonomous thus the type,design and wording varied from town to town,sometimes they were street monuments or honour boards in community buildings such as Hospitals, Libraries, Town Halls and Schools.