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Mallanganee Memorial Gates were erected in memory of those who served in World War One and World War Two. The memorial plaques on the gates list the names of those who died in service or were killed in action during both world wars. Funding was received to replace the memorial plaques as part of the Anzac Centenary Grants Program.
More than 400 gathered at Mallanganee when Mr. M. F. Bruxner, M.L.A., unveiled the memorial tablets and officially opened the gates leading to Memorial Park. At 10.30 a.m. a procession moved off from the Memorial Hall, headed by the Pipe Band of the Byron Scottish Regiment, followed by members of the local R.S.L. and visitors from Tabulam, Bonalbo and Mummulgum R.S.L. branches. Red Cross, Junior Red Cross and school children. On passing the memorial gates the salute was taken by Mr. Bruxner. The procession returned to the gates at 11 a.m., where the "Lament" was played by Piper McKinnon, followed by the "Last Post" by Bugler McDonald.
The president of the Memorial Park Committee (Mr. J. Schubring) introduced Mr. Bruxner and said that he had left Sydney to honour a promise to be here for the opening of the gates. Mr. Bruxner stressed that service and sacrifice was the keynote of all memorials—service to their country by the men and women who had fought in two wars and the sacrifice of those who had given their lives that future generations may have the freedom which has been enjoyed in this country for so many years. The two tablets containing the names of those who died during the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars were then unveiled and the gates officially declared open. Other speakers were Mr. C. Alvos, president Mallanganee R.S.L., who welcomed visiting R.S.L. members; Cr. Hardy, president of Kyogle Shire, who sponsored the purchasing of the area for a Memorial Park, and Mr. L. C. Harris, F.N.C. councillor of the R.S.L. All adjourned to the park for a basket picnic. A programme of children's events took place, followed by various novelty items for adults.
Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 16 November 1951.
|Address:||Sandilands Street, Memorial Park, Mallanganee, 2469|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.906718|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 10th November, 1951|