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24-October-2015
24-October-2015

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A hall commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

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. 

Location

Address:Winton Street, Tumbarumba, 2653
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.777766
Long: 148.011446
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:D.Morrow (architect, Wagga)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 9th March, 1936
Front Inscription
MEMORIAL HALL 
Left Side Inscription

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
June 2007

 

Right Side Inscription

          Returned Soldiers`
             Memorial Hall

          This Tablet Was Set
                        By
The Hon J. M. Dunningham Esq  M.L.A.
              9th March 1936

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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