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Published October 9th 2021
In Honour and Remembrance of the Brave
Jamestown is a beautiful rural town in the Southern Flinders Ranges, approximately 215 kilometres north of Adelaide. Located on Irvine Street, not far from the town centre is a Memorial Park to honour those who had fought and died in the war. This lovely fenced, 3-acre park was designed by Charles Reade, South Australia's first Government town planner.
At the entrance of the park is a white arch with the insignia of the Australian Military Forces at the top centre and the words "In Honor of the Brave". Their names were engraved on both pillars of the arch.
Located in the park is a rare fully restored 1907 German Krupp Cannon, captured by Australian troops. It is displayed in a small enclosed glass building. Also on display in the park is a refurbished Bofor Anti Aircraft gun.
Tree with plaque
A tree stands tall in the park with a plaque that says the seedling was from the original Lone Pine, Gallipolli, 1915.
The park has lush shaded lawns, a playground for children, picnic tables, a sheltered BBQ area and a rotunda. There are also toilet facilities
The Diggers' Walk
Not far from the park is the Belalie Creek lined with beautiful gum trees called "The Diggers' Walk". The gum trees were planted by returned soldiers after World War One. Along the Creek are plaques and signages featuring photographs and stories of the returned soldiers.
Stories on sign post
If you do visit Jamestown, be sure not to miss the Memorial Park and the Diggers' Walk. It is a great place to visit not only to remember those who fought for our freedom but also to enjoy the park facilities and a walk along the Creek.