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 St Andrews Huts : 26-September-2012
St Andrews Huts : 26-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / John Huth

The St. Andrewss Cathedral Flag Staff commemorates the St. Andrew`s Huts erected in the Cathedral grounds from February 1940 to August 1947.


Address:George & Bathurst Streets, St. Andrew`s Cathedral, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873871
Long: 151.206652
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:February-1940
Approx. Event End Date:August-1947


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This Flag Staff commemorates the Church of England National Emergency Fund St Andrew's Huts erected in the cathedral grounds from February 1940 to August 1947

3½ million meals and recreational facilities were provided for Officers and men of the fighting forces and a mobile canteen made nightly visits to isolated anti-aircraft and searchlight units.

900 members of the Sydney Diocesan Churchwoman's Association gave voluntary service in these activities.

The huts remained in use for Ex-servicemen until the C.E.N.E.F. Memorial Centre at 201 Castlereagh Street was opened for rehabilitation and youth leadership training.


Source: MA,NRWM
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