Lake Macquarie History

Pelican Memorial Park, Pelican Flat

Also known as RSL Memorial Park. The Park is a Crown Land Trust, Reserve Number 72521. It is administered and maintained by a Trust, whose members are appointed by the NSW Crown Lands Department every 5 years. The current Trustees are (as of 2017):

  • Ian Wheeler - Chairman
  • Robert Hoogwerf - Deputy Chairman
  • Stewart Inglis - Secretary / Treasurer
  • Joe Hayes - Committee

The park once featured a memorial field gun, which was removed upon request of the Pelican RSL Sub-Branch due to poor condition.

Park enquiries 0418 113934; Memorial Service enquiries are to be made directly to Pelican RSL Sub-Branch


Acknowledgement of Country

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