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The Carillon War Memorial is located in Bathurst, New South Wales, on Kings Parade between Russell Street and Church Street. The Carillon consists of 35 bells and was constructed in 1933 as a memorial to the men of Bathurst from both World War I and World War II. The memorial also contains a gas-fuelled eternal flame.

History

On 25 August 1926 The National Advocate printed a column detailing the proposal made by Mr. R. H. Browning for a memorial consisting of a tower containing 23 bells, at an expected cost of £10,000 for the tower and £5,000 for the bells. After seven years of construction, costing £8000, the memorial was unveiled on 12 November 1933.

Plaques

There are two plaques on the side of the memorial, both commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II – the first unveiled by Peter Wellington, and the other unveiled by Doreen Smith. Inside the building many more plaques have been erected to commemorate sacrifices made by service men and women.

Coordinates: 33°25′04″S 149°34′45″E / 33.41768°S 149.57917°E / -33.41768; 149.57917

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