The Normanby Hill Remembrance Park is a memorial that commemorates the fallen soldiers from World War II, the Malayan Emergency, Korean War, Indonesian Confrontation, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and Somalia.
It also commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of the second world war.
Normanby Hill Remembrance Park, Memorials & Plaques, Gympie Qld
The construction of the Normanby Hill Remembrance Park was funded by the Cooloola Shire Council and the Federal Government, thanks to the New Work opportunities project of the Department of Environment, Education, and Training. Other highlights of the memorial include the two black columns with a marble finish, which are set atop a stone and plinth base. Both columns feature life-sized depictions of a man and woman serving at war. Each side of the memorial also has two white flagpoles.
The park is one of several memorials found in Gympie. Others nearby include the Gympie Later Wars Memorial, Gympie and Widgee War Memorial Gates, Imbil Mary Valley RSL Honour Board, Imbil War Memorial, Kandanga War Memorial, Woolooga Community Hall Honour Boards, and the Woolooga and District War Memorial.
There are numerous historical and heritage attractions within Gympie. After visiting the memorials and learning about them, check out the heritage trails, chock-full of rich history, old unique buildings, and fascinating stories. The Gympie Region Heritage Trails bring history to life so that we, in the present day, can still learn to appreciate the iconic moments and people of the past that make Gympie what it is today.
The Normanby Hill Remembrance Park should be on top of your list of the many historical attractions within Gympie.