War memorial, Barcaldine

Michael Keniger, 1947-. War memorial, Barcaldine.

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Title War memorial, Barcaldine
Abstract/Summary Memorial is a white marble clock tower. It sits in the centre of the intersection and is bordered by four grey granite posts. There are clock faces on all but the west side which appears to be missing. The coarse sparkling marble is from Ulam, near Gladstone1. The mason was A L Petrie and Son who included a vault under the memorial1. The memorial was damaged in a storm, the clocks being replaced late 1992 by Synchronome Pty Ltd1.
Date photo taken 1980-01-1
Date scanned 2006-08-1
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Photographer Michael Keniger, 1947-
Location Beech Street, Barcaldine, Queensland
Ash Street, Barcaldine, Queensland
Australia
Category Monuments & memorials
Towers
Subcategory War memorials
Clock towers
Condition Restored
Structural Systems & Elements Masonry construction
Concrete construction
Building Materials Marble
Granite
Concrete
Architectural Features Arches
Pilasters
Plinths
Ornament
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger
Additional Notes Barcaldine is situated on the Central Western Railway line approximately 518 km west of Rockhampton. Barcaldine is well known in Australian history as the place of the 1891 shearers' strike and the foundation of the Australian Labor Party under the Tree of Knowledge. It is also home to the Australian Workers Heritage Centre and the old world Radio Theatre, complete with its canvas seats and the working windmill that pumps water into the sculpture designed and erected by the Youth of Barcaldine, which stands outside the information centre.

Document type: Digilib Image
Collection: Queensland Country Towns
 
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