Francis Logan

Francis Logan

Minister for Energy; Resources; Industry and Enterprise

    Heritage status for soldiers' memorial

    22/08/2005 12:00 AM

    Subiaco’s Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial has been added to the State Register of Heritage Places.

    Heritage Minister Francis Logan said the memorial in Rankin Gardens, on the corner of Rokeby and Hamersley Roads, was built in 1923 to honour the 193 Subiaco residents who died in World War I.

    “With its clock and chiming bells, the Subiaco Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial is unique in Australia,” Mr Logan said.

    “The clock was made with the best materials available at the time by the same company that made Westminster’ s Big Ben in London.

    “The memorial is a landmark in Subiaco by virtue of its size and monumental design, especially when illuminated at night.

    “It is an important social icon for various community groups, including the Returned Services League, and is highly valued by the local community with services held at the site on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.”

    The Minister said 88 places were included in the State Register in 2004 and 40 privately owned properties shared about $1million in grant funding.

    He said the Gallop Government was committed to protecting and enhancing Western Australia's unique lifestyle, including significant heritage sites.

    The listing is open for public comment until September 23.

    Minister's office: 9222 8950