Soldier Statue Memorial, Chinchilla

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Chinchilla’s soldier statue on the northern Darling Downs, 1 of 55 surviving soldier statues in Queensland, has had its share of wars on home soil.

Governor Sir Hamilton John Goold-Adams unveiled the AL Petrie-made memorial on 30 January 1919, originally in a small memorial park in Chinchilla Street, near the footbridge over the railway line.

Vandalism damaged this symbol of nationalistic pride, youth, innocence, loyalty and bravery.

In 1977, the statue was removed and separated from its pedestal and base. Part of the pedestal was re-erected and an obelisk added in front of the Chinchilla Civic Centre: this was rededicated in 1979.

The Women’s Auxiliary of Chinchilla’s RSL sub-branch raised funds for the damaged soldier statue to be restored. It was re-erected in front of the RSL hall further down Heeny Street in 1992.

Facilities

Activities

Walks

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Rates

Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Chinchilla Botanic Parkland – Queensland’s 2020 Park of the Year

Chinchilla Botanic Parkland – Queensland’s 2020 Park of the Year

Chinchilla, Western Downs

Charleys Creek Walk

Charleys Creek Walk

Chinchilla, Western Downs

Chinchilla Weir

Chinchilla Weir

Chinchilla, Western Downs

Lapunyah Art Gallery

Chinchilla, Western Downs

Chinchilla Museum

Chinchilla Historical Museum

Chinchilla, Western Downs

The Big Melon

The Big Melon

Chinchilla, Western Downs

Contact Us