Pioneer Park War Memorial precast plinth installation

Supporters of the centrepiece include Gawler RSL president Paul Little, Town of Gawler mayor Karen Redman and Light MP Tony Piccolo.
Supporters of the centrepiece include Gawler RSL president Paul Little, Town of Gawler mayor Karen Redman and Light MP Tony Piccolo.

Work continues at Pioneer Park’s War Memorial, Gawler, to make way for the installation of a bronze sculpture interpretation of a human hand.

The new sculpture will be placed on a custom built rectangular concrete plinth, with the fitting of the plinth scheduled for September 12. 

The inspiring and important piece of artwork was designed by Robert Hannaford AM.

According to the Town of Gawler, the sculpture will be the centrepiece of all commemorative activities for the town and region, and will provide a reflective space for residents and visitors alike.

The removal of the previous RSL monument was completed in June and some restorative work has been undertaken prior to it being relocated to the RSL Clubrooms in Evanston.

Access to the site will be limited during this time due to the nature of the works and exclusion zones will be implemented.

Council reminds the public to be aware of appropriate traffic management and road closure arrangements in place which may impact commuters.

Future works include laying of circular paving around the plinth enabling accessible viewing of the sculpture, redesign of existing lighting and development of signage for the memorial.

Works will be completed prior to the War Memorial’s official dedication on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11.

The day further marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, also referred to as the Armistice Centenary.

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