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Railway Memorial

The Railway Memorial in front of the Y Class Locomotive in the Main Street of Peterborough was officially unveiled on the 19th of June 2005. The purpose of the memorial is to acknowledge the railway employees who passed away at work and were living in Peterborough at the time. The walkway leading up to and surrounding the memorial consists of engraved pavers purchased by family/friends of railway employees who have worked in Peterborough from 1881 to the present day. The pavers consist of the persons name, what they did and the years that they served in the railways in Peterborough. It is estimated that there has been in excess of 10,000 individual railway workers pass through the town in that time. There are pavers being added to this walkway on a regular basis. If you would like to purchase a paver for this memorial please print out the paver form and send it to the District Council Office (108 Main Street, Peterborough, South Australia 5422).

Memorials

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Bofors Gun
Railway Memorial

War Memorials

Like all towns in Australia, Peterborough has been affected by the call of people to fight in the various wars. We have many monuments that have been erected to acknowledge that fact.

Soldiers Memorial Oval

Soldiers Memorial Oval which is at the eastern end of the Main Street was dedicated in 1951 after tennis courts, cycling/trotting track, new grandstand plus the entrance was donated by the Returned Soldiers League.

Soldiers Memorial Hospital

The Soldiers Memorial Hospital which at the southern end of Hurlstone Street was opened in 1922 and dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the First World War.

Main Street War Memorial & Soldiers Memorial Gardens

The stone monuments either side of the Bandstand in the Main Street were unveiled in 1936 whilst the area either side of them was called Soldiers Memorial Gardens after the First World War. The black and grey monument on the western side of the bandstand was unveiled in 2003 and was dedicated to people who served in the forces from the Second World War onwards. The Bofor gun in the Memorial Gardens was given to the town by the RSL after they purchased it from the Army.

Honour Boards

There are also several Honour Boards in the Memorial Foyer of the Town Hall which acknowledge the Men & Women from Peterborough and surrounding area who have served in the armed forces. There are other boards in various locations including the High School and the RSL clubrooms.
Peterborough Soldier's Memorial Oval Entrance

Railway Memorial

The Railway Memorial in front of the Y Class Locomotive in the Main Street of Peterborough was officially unveiled on the 19th of June 2005. The purpose of the memorial is to acknowledge the railway employees who passed away at work and were living in Peterborough at the time. The walkway leading up to and surrounding the memorial consists of engraved pavers purchased by family/friends of railway employees who have worked in Peterborough from 1881 to the present day. The pavers consist of the persons name, what they did and the years that they served in the railways in Peterborough. It is estimated that there has been in excess of 10,000 individual railway workers pass through the town in that time. There are pavers being added to this walkway on a regular basis. If you would like to purchase a paver for this memorial please print out the paver form and send it to the District Council Office (108 Main Street, Peterborough, South Australia 5422).

Memorials

Our Peterborough

South Australia

©2016 - Peterborough Festival Inc. All photographs copyright by their respective owners. Web design by Ian Redpath