Tumbarumba Returned Soldiers` Memorial HallPrint Page
The Memorial Hall was originally erected in memory of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The hall was transferred to the Shire Council by the Tumbarumba RSL in 2007 to preserve the ongoing memory of fallen comrades and the continued utilisation of the hall by the community.
Constituting the most brilliant social function ever held in Tumbarumba, the immense success, financially and socially of the ball held to mark the opening of the new Memorial Hall in Tumbarumba on Wednesday night last week, was only in keeping with the enthusiasm and hard work that brought the hall into being. The attendance, numbering more than 400 persons, was not confined to residents of Tumbarumba but included a large number of returned, soldiers and their wives and friends from the outlying districts, and neighboring towns, as far away as Wagga, Canberra, Tumut, Young and Albury. Early in the night the hall was officially opened by Mr. A. Mair, M.L.A. He was introduced by Mr. H. O'Brien, president of the sub-branch of the Returned Soldiers' League, who presented him with a beautifully illuminated address on behalf of his fellow members. Mrs. Mair was presented with a pair of silver scissors in a case, with which she severed the ribbon stretched across the stage, when the hall was declared officially open. Prior to the opening ceremony, speeches were delivered by Messrs. H. O'Brien, J. L. Thomson (president of tne trustees of the hall), S Stanton (representing the State branch of the N.S.W. Returned Soldiers' League), D. Morrow, of Wagga, who did the architectural work of the hall and others.
Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW), 24 September 1936.
|Address:||Winton Street, Tumbarumba, 2653|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.777766|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||D.Morrow (architect, Wagga)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 9th March, 1936|
RSL Memorial Hall
This Plaque Commemorates The Transfer Of The
Tumbarumba Returned And Services League
Memorial Hall To The Tumbarumba Shire Council.
The Transfer Was Agreed To By Members Of The
Tumbarumba RSL Sub-Branch And The RSL Of
Australia (NSW Branch) To Preserve The Ongoing
Memory Of Our Fallen Comrades And Continued
Utilisation Of The Hall By The Community.
The Transfer Was Brought About Largely Due To
The Drive And Enthusiasm Of Sub-Branch President
Mr Ron Hilton (A Tireless Campaigner For The RSL
And The Youth Of The Community.)
Mayor Cllr David Robertson Ron Hilton, President
Brian Pearson, General Manager David Pendrick, Secretary
Barry Houting, Treasurer
This Tablet Was Set
The Hon J. M. Dunningham Esq M.L.A.
9th March 1936