Thursday, 26 April 2012

Jesse Street Gardens, war memorial

This war memorial is located in Jesse Street Gardens, outside the Gateway building at One Macquarie Place at Circular Quay. It commemorates the women who served in World War Two and was unveiled in 1990. The plaque reads: In commemoration of the service of the women of New South Wales who enlisted in Australia’s defence forces during World War II, 1939-1945. It also lists: Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Army Nursing Service, Australian Women’s Army Service, Voluntary Aid Detachments and Australian Army Medical Women’s Service, Royal Australian Air Force Medical Service, Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service, Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service, Women’s Australian Naval Service.
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21 comments:

  1. It is good to see that women have been remembered for the part they played during war time.

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  2. Good to see women remembered - it is so rare to see them in any war memorials.

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  3. RedPat, that's probably why they decided to create this memorial. There are actually a few memorials dedicated to women in this park.

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  4. It's a well deserved monument. Lets hope we never have to build another war monument again.

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  5. This is an especially beautiful sculpture to memorialize the women who served in WWII. Your photography is superb. Lovely composition. Take care. genie

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  6. I think it is terrific that women's services are memorialised at last. It took a long time. But what about the Land Army - those women were fantastic, too.

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  7. very nice to see a special commemoration for the women who served.

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  8. very nice to see a special commemoration for the women who served.

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  9. Hels, Australian Women’s Army Service is one of the forces mentioned.

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  10. Very bright photo- mine of that area are all dark!

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  11. Nice memorial and it looks like it is in a prominent location.

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  12. I am so happy with the blog. You are great and I am so satisfied with it. I will definitely recommend it to my friends!

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  13. Lest we forget the women that served during the war...

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  14. Jessie Street nee Lillingston has a very strong connection to the Clarence Valley. Her Grandfather, William Ogilvie was a famous squatter in the Upper Clarence who built a fabulous mansion, Yugilbar Castle, that was bought by the Horderns (Dept store fame) and now through marriage is owned by the Myers (also Dept store fame). I have visited a few times but it was before I was a shutterbug.
    She is such an interesting historical figure.

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  15. Thanks, Mark. I only discovered who Jessie Street was while researching this memorial. I'll have to do a post about her when I feature some other monuments from this small but significant park.

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  16. thank you so much for good archive

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