Glossary

 

Avenue of Honour

A memorial avenue of trees, with each tree representing an individual that served. Trees are spaced lineraly and evenly, contrasting against the natural environment

Cairn

A mound of stones built as a memorial, often cemented into place, commemorating war, military service or conflict.
Eg. One Tree Hill Kokoda Memorial 

Column

A stone pillar that is not tapered. Columns can be square, rectangle or round

Eg. Arncliffe War Memorial

Cenotaph

A monument erected in honour of a group or a person whose remains are buried elsewhere

Eg. Bairnsdale Cenotaph

Digger

A digger is a military slang term for soldiers from Australia or New Zealand. Memorials featuring a statue of a digger are common across Australia

Eg. Southport War Memorial

Honour Board

A list of names of people who served and died during service printed or carved onto a board. These are commonly erected onto the walls of Memorial Halls, RSLs, schools, local government and company offices. The information displayed on honour boards differ from community to community

Honour Roll

A list of names of people who served from a community in military conflict. An honour roll is similar to an honour board but can appear in other formats, such as inscribed onto a memorial or listed in a book

Obelisk

A tapered stone pillar with a square or rectangular cross-section

Roll of Honour

A list of names of people from a community that died during military service

RSL

The Returned and Services League, Australia, is a support organisation for men and women who have served or are serving in the Defence Force. The State and Territory branches of the RSL support the many RSL Sub-branches across Australia

Trophy

Trophies of war are military artefacts that were used or captured in conflict. Tanks, artillery and vehicles are common trophies of war. However, not all trophies are memorials