A few kilometres along the Kennedy Highway north of Tolga, the Rocky Creek Memorial Park is situated on the 2/2 Australian General Hospital laundry and medical stores site.
During World War II, the Tablelands area became the largest military base in Australia with camps at Tinaroo, Kairi, Atherton, Wongabel, Herberton, Wondecla, Ravenshoe and Mount Garnet. Rocky Creek was the site of the largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere — a 3000 bed hospital which treated over 60,000 patients from 1943 to 1945.
The first plaques dedicated in the park occurred on Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day in 1995. A special wall of remembrance was erected in 2009.
© Chad Bromley
Victory in the Pacific Commemorative Event
Every year in August, on the Sunday closest to VP Day 15 August , returned soldiers, their families and descendants gather to remember Victory in the Pacific and to take part in a dedication and unveiling ceremony. To commemorate 76 years since the end of WWII in the Pacific the VP Day Memorial Service will be held at 10am Sunday 15 August 2021.
To comply with the Covid-19 health recommendations and to ensure the safety of all our guests we are asking that if you do have flu-like symptoms not to attend. We are encouraging everyone to download the COVIDSafe app and will be taking contact details of each person for contact tracing if required. We will be abiding by all the recommendations such as physical distancing throughout the service.
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