The aim of the project
The Taree War Memorial Clock contains the names of local servicemen and servicewomen who served during times of conflict and resided in towns with the postcode 2430 when they enlisted. This includes Taree, Purfleet, Chatham, Tinonee, Cundletown, Hallidays Point, Lansdowne and Old Bar.
The aim of this project is to ensure our Aboriginal servicemen and servicewomen are rightly acknowledged for their service to our country. The local Aboriginal community, Taree RSL Sub-branch, MidCoast Stories and MidCoast Council have come together to make this happen.
Where possible, the names will be integrated into the memorial (by adding to the existing plaques or providing additional memorial pillars) rather than developing a separate memorial.
Memorials at the Marrangbah Cottage Aged Respite Centre in Purfleet and Manning Gardens School have provided a useful source of names, but we also need the help of our community.
Do you know a local Aboriginal service personnel?
We are calling for anyone with information about local Aboriginal servicemen and servicewomen to be recognised on the Taree War Memorial Clock.
If you know of someone from our Aboriginal community who served in the armed forces during times of conflict and lived in the postcode 2430 when they enlisted, please let us know and we will work towards having their service recognised on the memorial.
If you have any information, please fill out the form below and provide as much detail you have on the person and their service and a point of contact to call if we need any additional information. You can also call us on (02) 7955 7777 or email us at email@example.com.