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Marrar War Memorial Hall was dedicated in memory of those who served in both World Wars. 

At a public meeting called by Cr. H.L. Eastick in April, 1963, it was decided to build a hall to replace Winter's Hall which had served the needs of the community since the early part of the century. The design and plans for the hall were drawn up by Ian Townsend.  The hall was opened by Mr. J.H. Taylor, M.L.A. at a ball attended by over 500 people on Friday 8th October, 1965.

The Honour Rolls for the two World Wars were installed one on each side of the stage and on the 11th November,1965 the hall was dedicated as a War Memorial at an impressive ceremony presided over by Cr H.L. Eastick; Rev Basil Thomas for the Church of England, Rev N.H. Pollock Presbyterian and Rev H. Smit Methodist, jointly conducted the prayers and dedication service.  Mr. A. Anderson recited the ‘Ode to the Fallen' and on behalf of the Coolamon R.S.L. presented wreaths to be mounted below the Honour Rolls.  Members of the Recruit Training Battalion from Kapooka carried out the Military procedures including the lowering and raising of the flag and sounding of the 'Last Post' and 'Reveille' at the appropriate times.  The flag pole was erected by Harold and Bill Pearce.


Address:See Street, Marrar, 2652
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.826896
Long: 147.354765
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Ian Townsend


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 1965
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Source: MA
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