Local history – Cleveland War Memorial

Cleveland cenotaphThe Cleveland War Memorial has been at the heart of ANZAC commemorations in the city since it was unveiled on 14 August, 1920.

Located on Shore St, the cenotaph originally stood near the Cleveland Post Office and was relocated to its current location in the 1990s. Its surroundings have changed over the past 96 years, with a new memorial now located across the road from the cenotaph in the recently renamed ANZAC Centenary Park, which is inscribed with all the battles where Australians have served.

Over the past 10 years, Cleveland has become a significant venue for ANZAC commemorations in the region, with an estimated 20,000 people visiting the site to pay their respects last year. Join this year’s Redlands RSL Dawn Service from 5.30am, with the main parade from 10am. A dawn service at the North Stradbroke Island cenotaph will commence at 5am.

This image is from the Local History and Heritage Collection at Redland Libraries. Redland Images is one of the digitised collections available online from Redland Libraries. Search an ever-growing collection of photographs by suburb or subject, many donated by members of the public. It’s never been easier to take a trip down memory lane or learn more about our early history. Take a look at Redlands Images today!

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