What is significant?
The Dunkeld War Memorial stands at the centre of the township in the north-west corner of a memorial park set on the diagonal. It was unveiled on 4 August 1929. The designer and builder of the memorial are not known. It takes a traditional form and incorporates a statue of a soldier, a temple enclosing a die, and a plinth. The statue is white marble, the temple is pink Grampians sandstone and the die and the plinth are grey granite. Typically, the names of those who served and died in both World War One and Two are inscribed on the die and plinth. Memorial gates were built after the Second world War in the south-west corner of the park. Recent plantings have occurred around the memorial which is in excellent condition and retains a very high degree of integrity.
How is it significant?
The Dunkeld War Memorial is of historic, social and aesthetic significance to the township of Dunkeld and the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
The Dunkeld War Memorial is of historic significance because it commemorates at a local level some of the most important events in the national history of Australia and especially the roles of those from the community who served and died.
It is of social significance as the focus of acts of commemoration such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.
It is of aesthetic significance for its use of traditional form, style and iconography to express deep meaning. This significance is enhanced by its setting and location.