This week, with Remembrance Day upon us, it is the ideal time to turn our attention to the Berowra War Memorial. Most Berowra residents will be familiar with the war memorial in its current position outside the Community Centre, yet this was not the original location of the local memorial. Originally, the war memorial was located near Berowra Station. The memorial was opened in 1932 by Captain R. F. Talbot. The article above, from The Sydney Morning Herald, March 28, 1932, provides a short account of the opening. You can see the original article on TROVE
Over the ensuing years, Berowra War Memorial was repeatedly vandalised, and eventually the decision was taken to move the memorial to a place where, it was hoped, it would be safe from such attacks. The war memorial was relocated and reopened in 1987 at its current site.
To learn more about the history of Berowra at War, visit the exhibition.