What is significant?
The Nareen war memorial is located on the Nareen Road, outside the local community meeting place, the Nareen Hall. It is constructed of granite, and takes the traditional form of a obelisk raised above a base of rough-hewn rock face granite. The die and obelisk above are of finely adzed, polished granite. The die is inscribed on its north, east and west sides with the names of those who served in World War One.
How is it significant?
The Nareen War Memorial is of historic, social and aesthetic significance to the area of Nareen and the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
The Nareen 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, and as a place of homage for the community.
It is of aesthetic significance for its of traditional form, style and iconography to express deep meaning. This significance is enhanced by its setting and location.