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Cobar War Memorial Hostel commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The foundation stone for the hostel was laid on Anzac Day 1950 and the hostel was opened in 1952. 

The hostel was Cobar`s first war memorial built as accommodation for children from a large portion of the Western District Division, an area extending up to 300 kilometres from Cobar, so they could attend school in in the town.

There was an impressive ceremony at the official opening and dedication of the Cobar War Memorial Hostel, when in the presence of a large gathering of town and district residents, the Deputy Premier of N.S.W. and Minister for Education (Hon R. J. Heffron), declared the Hostel open. The Hostel is a fine addition to the towns buildings, which must give pleasure to everyone with any sense of civic pride, and will provide "home away from home" facilities for children of district residents attending the Cobar Intermediate High School.
Western Herald (Bourke, NSW),  27 June 1952.

Location

Address:Barton Street, Cobar, 2835
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.500708
Long: 145.836106
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 1950
Front Inscription

       COBAR
WAR MEMORIAL 
      HOSTEL     

(Plaque)     

             COBAR
WAR MEMORIAL HOSTEL

J. WARD, PRESIDENT
25TH APRIL 1950
K. JOHNSON, PRES. R.S.S. & A.I.L.A.

     LEST WE FORGET

Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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