Rocky Hill War Memorial Honour Roll

Rocky Hill War Memorial Honour Roll
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Monument Conservation, Objects Conservation, War Memorials

On Remembrance Day in 1926 this unique Honour Roll was first unveiled in the Rocky Hill War Memorial tower at Goulburn. Measuring a sizeable 4.8m x 3m, it is made of four Carrara marble panels with local sandstone surrounds and lists the names of 1400 men from Goulburn and the surrounding districts who served in WWI.
ICS was initially commissioned to provide recommendations for conservation treatment of the Honour Roll. Based on these recommendations, Goulburn Mulwaree Council was able to obtain a generous grant and donation towards the work, and conservation could commence. The newly restored Honour Roll was recently unveiled by NSW Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliot, and Goulburn’s Deputy Mayor, Bob Kirk.


  • The structure of the sandstone table was in good condition, however some of the pointing had been lost
  • The marble panels in the areas of the names had been previously cleaned with raw sandpaper, leaving deep scratch marks in the surface
  • Previous repairs using cementitious material were found to be discolouring and crumbling
  • Much of the surface was dusty and dirty with splashes of paint, bird droppings, water marks and yellow stains
  • There was extensive dirt from hand contact above the stairway hand rail
  • Past water ingress had caused staining of the top of the right sandstone pilaster and crumbling of the base of the left sandstone pilaster


  • Surface cleaned marble panels with water and melamine sponges
  • Dry surface cleaned sandstone with vacuum cleaner
  • Removed crumbling cementitious material with chisel and Air Eraser
  • Consolidated crumbling sandstone
  • Removed paint drops
  • Removed soiling and reduced staining on sandstone components
  • Replaced deteriorated cementitious material patches with new lime-based putty
  • Infilled areas of missing pointing with lime-based putty
  • Applied microcrystalline wax on marble panels
  • Treated metal brackets
  • Re-grouted joints between the marble panels

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Rocky Hill War Memorial Honour Roll
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Monument Conservation, Objects Conservation, War Memorials
Before Treatment
After treatment

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