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17-December-2014
17-December-2014

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Memorial is a concrete obelisk on a two-stepped base and commemorates former pupils and teachers who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. 

During his official visit to the Sale State School, Mr. J. O. Anchen, M.A., district inspector, inspected the drawings, etc., by Mr. J. Webster-Lawson for the war memorial to be placed in front of the State school, and heartily congratulated the artist on his fine work, especially dwelling on the effective simplicity of the design. The school committee is especially grateful to Mr. Lawson for his kindness in the whole matter. The department, in passing the design, plans, etc., asked the committee to invite Mr. Lawson to superintend the erection-the designer had already consented to this. Mr. Lawson has had wide experience in this class of work in England and the continent of Europe, as well as in Victoria, so that a memorial worthy of the men who fought for civilisation in the Great War will be assured. The inscription will be a simple one: "In memory of the men who kept the flag flying."
Gippsland Times (Vic.),  9 December 1926.

On Monday afternoon (Armistice Day) at 3 o'clock, an impressive ceremony took place at the Sale State School, when the Memorial erected in memory of ex-students of the school who had fallen in the Great War was unveiled by the Mayor (Cr. Brennan). The gathering which attended the ceremony, was a large one and comprised the scholars and teachers of the school, the Mayor and Crs. Tolliday and Cooper, Mr. J. W. McLachlan, M.L.A., Hon. G.H. Wise. Mr. W. F. Friday (Principal of the Sale High School), the President and members of the local branch of the R.S.S.I.L.A., members of the School Committee, Mr. J. Webster-Lawson, the designer of the memorial, parents of the scholars and a number of others.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 14 November 1929.

 

Location

Address:Macalister Street, Sale Primary School, Sale, 3850
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.108539
Long: 147.073508
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Mr J. Webster-Lawson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th November, 1929
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY
OF THE MEN
WHO KEPT
THE FLAG FLYING
1914 1918

 

 

 

          

Left Side Inscription

IN MEMORY OF ALL
WHO SERVED FROM
SALE P. S. -  545

 

    1939 - 1945 

Right Side Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE STUDENTS AND
     TEACHERS WHO SERVED
BOER WAR                   MALAYA
WORLD WAR 1             BORNEO
WORLD WAR 2             VIETNAM
KOREA                           KUWAIT
              PEACEKEEPING
ALL THOSE WHO HAVED SERVED IN THE 
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE 
AND THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY. 

 

1939                                     1945

Source: RSLV,SKP, MA
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