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Wee Waa War Memorial : 12-08-2014
Wee Waa War Memorial : 12-08-2014

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The Wee Waa War Memorial is a clocktower which was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One. The clock tower also features an World War One Honour Roll from the Loyal King Edward Lodge of Wee Waa. An additional plaque was added to the tower in 1994 to commemorate those from the district who served in other conflicts. The clock tower was refurbished in 1999. 

Twenty years after an appeal was first made for subscriptions, the Wee Waa War Memorial was unveiled yesterday.  The memorial is a handsome clock tower, 38 feet high, with an electrically driven four faced clock, illuminated inside and out. The bricks are a local product, and give a richness of colour not obtainable in the machine-made article. The cost was £550. A ball tonight is expected to wipe out a small deficiency. Almost £100 was given at the conclusion of the opening ceremony. A procession to the tower was headed by the newly-formed Narrabri Light Horse Troop. Speakers included the Minister for Lands, Mr Sinclair and Mr.Scully, MP.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 8 September 1938.

Location

Address:Rose & Church Streets, Wee Waa, 2388
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.225609
Long: 149.442693
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Clock
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:R.Richardson (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:W.T.Weaven (builder)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 7th September, 1938
Front Inscription

                     THE
            GREAT WAR
               1914 •  1918

IN GRATITUDE TO THOSE OF
THIS DISTRICT WHO WENT
FORTH • SPECIALLY TO THOSE
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
               LIVES
THIS MEMORIAL WAS BUILT
BY THE WEE WAA SUB
BRACH OF THE R.S.S.I.L.A.
THROUGH THE GENEROSITY
OF THE CITIZENS

C.F.BULLEN President   R.RICHARDSON
N.COMINO Hon. Treas.    Architect
B.E.SHAMBROOK         W.T.WEAVEN
Hon Sec.                          Builder
       DEDICATED A.D. 1938  

Left Side Inscription
Plaque:
   IN REMEMBRANCE

        IN GRATITUDE TO
ALL THOSE WHO WENT FORTH FROM
THIS AREA, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
    FOLLOWING CONFLICTS  


  WORLD WAR 11
KOREA      VIETNAM
MALAYA    GULF WAR

THIS PLAQUE HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE
BY THE WEE WAA R.S.L. SUB-BRANCH
     WITH THE SUPPORT OF
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                1994


Plaque:
THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED 
              ~ ON~
      25TH APRIL, 1994
               ~ BY ~
MR GEORGE HUMPHRIES
GUNNER 3RD ANTI-TANK REGT.
             DEDICATED BY
       REV. GRANT THORP


 
Right Side Inscription
1914 FOR KING AND COUNTRY 1918
Loyal King Edward Lodge No. 214
            WEE WAA
M.U.I.O.O.F. HONOR ROLL 
            (Names)

 
Source: SKP, MA
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