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The Keith Community Centre War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One and World War Two.

Plans are well advanced for the establishment of the first community centre in the South-East, at Keith, a compara tively small town on the eastern fringe of the so-called Ninety-Mile Desert at an estimated cost between £5,000 and £10,000. This is the first real attempt to introduce the community centre idea, developed so successfully at Nuriootpa, into this part of the State.

By extending the showground reserve, the Keith War Memorial Community Centre Incorporated, which was formed at a public meeting about two years ago, has acquired 15 acres for the establishment of the centre. On this area it is proposed to provide a turf oval and grandstand, an Olympic swimming pool, eight tennis courts, a children's playground and kindergarten, a babies' health centre, six rink bowling green and croquet lawns. Provision will also be made for the district's annual show by the reservation of an area for stock, machinery and pavilion exhibits.

At the main pedestrian entrance it is proposed to erect war memor ial gates and the whole area will be interspersed with gardens and surrounded by ornamental trees.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 6 March 1947.


Address:ANZAC Terrace, Keith, 5267
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.096908
Long: 140.352208
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription


Lest We Forget 1914 - 1918

Lest We Forget 1939 - 1945

Source: TOH, MA
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