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Gulgong Memorial Hall was built as a memorial to those who served in World War One and World War Two. The Hall was officially opened on the 25th March 1955. A plaque contains the names of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two.

Monday, October 4, was a proud day for Gulgong, for it was the day on which the foundation stone was laid for the new Memorial Hall formed by Brigadier M. A. Fergusson, of Leadville, an officer under whom many local men served last war, and the guard of honour was provided by a detachment of the Mudgee Company, 6th N.S.W. Mounted Rifles. Brigadier Fergusson was introduced by the president of Gulgong Shire Council, Cr. McGrath, who briefly outlined the history of the Hall Movement. He also gave the reasons why Gulgong had decided that the building be named as a memorial to the men of World Wars 1 and 2. In setting the stone, the Brigadier read the inscription it contained, viz. "The people of Gulgong erected this Memorial Hall in grateful tribute to the Members of the Armed and Serving Forces who strove unselfishly defending this country to ensure our freedom.'' Continuing, the speaker stressed that it was the will of the British Nation to strive and achieve under seemingly impossible conditions. 
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW),
21 October 1954.


Address:Herbert & Holtermann Streets, Gulgong, 2852
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.364258
Long: 149.532888
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 4th October, 1954
Front Inscription

Plaque 1 :
The People Of Gulgong Erected
      This Memorial Hall
     In Grateful Tribute
To The Members Of The Armed
And Serving Forces Who Strove
Unselfishly Defending This Country
To Ensure Our Freedom
        - 1954 -

(Small Plaque)
This Foundation Stone Was Set By 
Brigadier M. A. Fergusson
D.S.O.  M.C.  Ed.
4th October, 1954

Plaque 2 :

In Memory Of Those Who Gave
Their Lives During The Second
World War To Ensure Our Freedom
             [ Names ]
The Price Of Liberty Is Eternal Vigilance
              Lest We Forget

Plaque 3 :

This Memorial Hall Was Opened By
His Excellency The Governor Of New South Wales

Lieutenant General Sir John Northcott
                            K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B.
            On 25th March 1955

Plaque 4 :


Commemorating The Efforts Of The Gulgong
Community, Whose Volunteers, Donors,
Committee Members And Contractors
 Funded And Built This Hall.

Thanks from all in Gulgong, October 2005


Inscription in Proximity


Source: MA,SKP
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