$50,000 FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF WALCHA CENOTAPH
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson handed over $50,000 to fund the redevelopment of the Walcha Memorial Cenotaph.
He said the funding was provided through the Club Grants Category 3 – NSW Government Infrastructure Program.
“The Cenotaph is a significant structure in Walcha and is situated on one of the highest points of the town, standing more than 7.6 meters high,” Mr Anderson said.
“It represents the multi-cultural history and heritage of the district’s settlers who served their country in conflicts over the past century.
“The column is made of red granite from Aberdeen, Scotland and the granite grail at the top of the column is from nearby Uralla, while the memorial tablets set in concrete on the four sides are of Swedish granite and the marble steps are from Wagga Wagga.
“The cenotaph and garden park was opened in 1922 having been established from public donations and the memorial gates were donated by pupils of a small private school run by a Miss Peak.
“This memorial to those who served and to those who did not return, is such an important part of life in the Walcha district and it is important we don’t ever let those memories wither away,” Mr Anderson concluded.