War memorials of the south

Last updated 15:53 23/04/2012
Southern War Memorials
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THE FALLEN: The Riversdale war memorial.

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The south is dotted with war memorials, stark reminders of the tragedies that successive wars have brought to the families of the region.

ANZAC 2012, war memorials of the south
Colac Bay: Courage earned Victoria Cross
Riversdale: Promise cut down
Wyndham: A mother's double tragedy
Katea: Residents fight for memorial
Stirling: Officer among casualties at chateau
Kauana: Schoolboy takes up challenge
Clifton: Huge contribution
 

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Sometimes the stone tribute is all that remains of a once thriving community, mute testimony also to a town that was.

To mark Anzac Day 2012, Southland Times reporter Alana Dixon visits seven southern memorials and finds out what stories they can tell.

- The Southland Times

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