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11-February-2017
11-February-2017

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Chloe Risely / Grace Marshall / Holly Taylor / Kirstie White / Sandra Brown

The current Maffra Library building was originally erected as the Soldiers Memorial Hal to commemorate those who served in World War One.

The foundation stone at the entrance commemorating the declaration of peace and a memorial stone honouring those from the district who died in World War One were laid on the 31st August 1922.

The hall was built at a cost of £2000 and the portion dedicated to fallen soldiers was financed by returned soldiers. All district returned men and nurses were made honorary life members. 



 

Location

Address:Johnson & Foster Streets, Maffra Library, Maffra, 3860
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.967817
Long: 146.978319
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st April, 1923
Front Inscription

1914                1919

 

 

 

Left Side Inscription

Foundation Stone 

This building was erected by the public of Mafra and District to commemorate peace after the Great War.

This stone was laid by Mrs John Mills

August 1922.

 

Right Side Inscription

Memorial Stone 

To the memory of their comrades who laid down their lives in the Great War.

This stone is dedicated by the Returned Soldiers of Maffra and District.

"Their Name Shall Live For Evermore."

This stone was laid by J. W. MacLachlan, M.L.A.,

August 1922.

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP
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