Historical information

This shaved rock bears witness to the sacrifice of soldiers during compulsory conscription for several periods of Australia’s War History.


This item is of historic significance to the people of Ballarat

Physical description

Large shaved rock with plaque recognising compulsory conscription of soldiers.

Inscriptions & markings

This memorial commemorates the sacrifice and service of those men from Ballarat and District conscripted for National Service during the years 1951 and 1959, and 1965 and 1972.

Unveiled by the Hon Tony Robinson MP Minister assisting the Premier on Veterans` Affairs 3 February 2008.

Erected by the Ballarat and Districts sub-branch of the National Servicemen`s Association of Australia.