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Councillor Angela Vithoulkas Question on Notice



The Rosebery parks Crete Reserve, Tarakan Reserve and El Alamein Reserve were all renamed after the Second World War to commemorate the battles, service and lives of the Australian men who served there.

Does the City provide and maintain plaques in these reserves sharing the history of these spaces, the battles they are named after and the Australian men and women who served there?

Answer by the Lord Mayor

The El Alamein Reserve War Memorial with Sundial is located in the El Alamein Reserve and is maintained by the City. It was erected by the Rosebery AIF Auxiliary Fund and consists of a sandstone and granite plinth with sundial and memorial garden surrounds.

The memorial includes the names of the citizens of Rosebery who gave their lives in the Second World War.

The City will be installing history panels in the park signage at Crete Reserve in 2016. The panel narrative will include reference to WWII and the naming of the Reserve and the neighbouring Tarakan Reserve and El Alamein Reserve.

As the three reserves are small and very close together, only the one sign is proposed, to be located on Crete Reserve, but addressing the historical naming of the three Reserves.

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