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The inscription stones at the Sadler VC Street and Regiment Way entrances to the NMW say
“In Australia they will remember me. Here is their spirit, in the land that they loved. And here we guard the record which they themselves made”                                       
- G.W. Bean, official War Historian

And here we, the RAR Association Queensland, accept responsibility to maintain the National Memorial Walk as the showpiece and home of the Regimental spirit.


The Patron of the National Memorial Walk is Major General Stuart L. Smith, DSC, AM.

Dad's Army

The Curator, Paul (Wombat) Gallagher, together with Dad’s Army, a dedicated group of willing and able (some disabled) volunteers, give loving attention to the continuous maintenance tasks.

The Curator, Paul (Wombat) Gallagher


Dads Army Workers Monday 3 February 2014

Every Monday morning from 7.30 to about 10.00 am, they turn out to cut lawns, rake leaves (mainly from Alf Handley’s planted Moreton Bay fig tree in 1956, when as a digger he was ordered to plant a tree in A Company 1 RAR Lines and now it’s over 30 ft high), spread mulch, clear drains, trim the over 1,000 trees and hedges and other innumerable grounds maintenance tasks.

For those on “light duties” other tasks related to the Contemplation Building’s cleanliness and care of the memorial plaques is completed. Darcy Dugan performs the living memorial task of placing a remembrance poppy for the anniversary date of death for each man on the Roll of Honour alongside his name. Mal Black is our mower maintenance man.



Dad's Army workers - Keeping the Spirit Alive (Click)


Dads Army Needs You



Visitors to Brisbane are welcome to join us at any of these work activities. The support from the Defence Corporate Services, the Environmental Officer and the Enoggera based army units is greatly appreciated. Without them our tasks would be harder.


The National Memorial Walk

Capital enhancements are planned to improve Walks facilities, and provide easier access for visitors. A touch-screen kiosk will assist visitors to locate deceaseds’ memorial trees. Funds are provided from grants, contributions and donations from many sources: chiefly DVA, RAR State, Battalion Associations, State and local government and visitors.

National Memorial Walk - Group Bookings

Group bookings can be arranged through Secretary RARA (Qld). Visitors are required to obtain a Security Pass to enter, Groups by co-ordinated arrangements.

Dad's Army Guides (DAGS)

Dad's Army Guides (DAGS) help visitors understand how we 'Keep the Spirit Alive.'

As the NMW becomes more widely known, there is an increase in the number of visiting groups and individuals. The Curator is on call to brief and escort groups at the Walk.
Entrance to Enoggera Barracks is via the Lloyd Street entrance. (UBD reference Map 138 Q 11). As the Barracks is a restricted place, entry is by hosted access. Contact the Secretary Greg Decker to arrange entry. Mob: 0417 464 251. Note that photo identification is required.

Recent Visitor Group


Participants and staff of the PTSD Program at the Keith Payne Unit of Greenslopes Hospital, Brisbane. 4 March 2015

Queensland War Memorial Register

The Queensland War Memorial Register is a Queensland Government website which includes a comprehensive list of War memorials within Queensland, including the RAR National Memorial Walk.

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Last Updated: 4 March 2015

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