Our Timeline

If you’ve always wanted to know where it all started, we’ve pieced this timeline together to highlight the major events, those involved and what’s required to put together something as significant as this.

We would like to thank all those involved, both past and present, for all their hard work.

November 5th, 2016

1st 42 Hour Challenge and fundraiser for the memorial.

November 18th, 2016

1st meeting to confirm the establishment of the 42 for 42 organisation and start the memorial project.

January 26th, 2017

1st 42 Ball Bash held in Cranbourne, Victoria.

February 23rd, 2017

1st official meeting of the 42 for 42 Incorporation.

March 9th, 2017

1st meeting and planning with Hutchinson Builders.

July 26th, 2017

Landscape Architect Tanya Wood (TWLA) commissioned to plan & design the memorial garden.

October 4th, 2017

1st official memorial site survey completed.

November 10th, 2017

2nd 42 Hour Challenge held at Suncorp Stadium.

January 26th, 2018

2nd Annual 42 Ball Bash held in Cranbourne, Victoria

May 20th, 2018

1st 42 for 42 Memorial Luncheon held at The Queensland Crickets Club.

May 23rd, 2018

1st planning meeting held with Cardno Engineering.

June 23rd, 2018

Meeting with Federal Member of Brisbane for Government support.

August 29th, 2018

Site meeting with all stakeholders to confirm the required paperwork needed to finalise the memorial site.

September 7th, 2018

Commissioned artist, Wayne Strickland, to make statues for the memorial.

October 10th, 2018

Site meeting done with 6th Brigade (Army) and having assistance with the memorial.

October 17th, 2018

Committee vote in the decision to make a mobile App for the memorial to help with education about the war.

October 28th, 2018

Mural artwork artist, Lee Harden, commissioned and design to start.

November 9th, 2018

3rd Annual 42 Hour Challenge held at Suncorp Stadium.

January 25th, 2019

3rd Annual 42 Ball Bash held in Cranbourne, Victoria.

March 20th, 2019

Commissioned Talbot Walsh Engraving & Signs to begin work for the memorial plaques.

March 15th, 2019

2nd Annual Memorial Luncheon held at The Queensland Cricketers Club.

April 18th, 2019

Site meeting with signboard designer, Fabsigns, to begin work on memorial information boards.

August 7th, 2019

Federal grant received.

September 31st, 2019

Meeting with BCC to organise final paperwork required.

November 22nd, 2019

4th Annual 42 Hour Challenge held at Suncorp Stadium.

January 21st, 2020

Access agreement for the memorial site completed.

January 26th, 2020

4th Annual 42 Ball Bash held in Cranbourne, Victoria.

February 17th, 2020

Design of the Mental Health plaques & Military Dogs.

March 20th, 2020

Completion of the 42 plaques for the fallen.

April 4th, 2020

Completion of posts for the memorial plaques.

July 16th, 2020

Officially become trustees and landholders of Memorial site.

August 12th, 2020

Announcement of our 42 for 42 patrons ambassadors:

  • Brigadier John Carey CSC
  • Major General Susan Coyle CSC DSM

𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝘆𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗦𝗖 𝗗𝗦𝗠 holds a special place for the 42 for 42, move us along positively.

𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘆 𝗖𝗦𝗖 has been a long time supporter and has helped push our agenda forward.


November 6th, 2020

The 1st Annual 42 Hour Endurance Challenge held at the Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, organised by the 6 Brigade & 7 Brigade.

November 13th, 2020

The 5th Annual 42 Hour Challenge, held at Suncorp Stadium, from Friday the 13th of November till Sunday the 15th. 


March 12th, 2021

Our 3th 42 for 42 Annual Memorial Luncheon, held at the Queensland Cricketers Club with Dr Brendan Nelson (AO), Ian Healy (AO), Carl Rackemann ((OAM) and Michael Kasprowicz.