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The Soldiers` Memorial Hall was erected in memory of those served in World War One.
Iluka, at the mouth of the Clarence River, is probably known better to holiday seekers than it is to many of the residents of the river. It is situated off the northern bank of the Clarence. It cannot boast of beautiful streets,or concrete footpaths neither can it boast of an ordinary road. But it can boast of a modern hotel, and in keeping with this is an up-to-date and popular proprietor. And now it has a fine memorial hall. On landing at the wharf one wonders where they are likely to find the township of lluka. But, after negotiating a few patches of sand, it does not take long to find the neat cottages, where live some very largehearted men who earn their livelihood from that hard but honest profession of fishing. It was a happy lot that fell to the writer to visit this little township on Friday last for the purpose of witnessing the opening ceremony of the fine new hall which was erected to the memory of those who went from Iluka to serve their country in the Great War. A large crowd assembled from Iluka and the surrounding district to witness the ceremony.
Cr. Collis said the new hall stood on an allotment of land that had been set aside for the erection of a School of Arts and they had been negotiating for the erection a building but when the war broke out they then abandoned everything and gave themselves up entirely to the raising of funds for Red Cross and equipment leagues, etc. Since termination of war the people again got together and it had been unanimously decided that a hall should be erected to the memory and honor of the dads who responded so nobly to the call of duty.
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 8 October 1923.
|Address:||Charles Street, Iluka, 2466|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -29.404361|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 5th October, 1923|
Soldiers` Memorial Hall