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Camp Pickering is the YMCA War Memorial Youth Camp at Stoneville dedicated to those who served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

A Coronation Appeal was launched by the YMCA in 1953 to raise funds needed for the camp.

Plans are being made by the Young Men's Christian Association to launch an appeal for £30,000 in Western Australia on July 1. It will be the first of a series of appeals to be launched by the association in Australian cities to overcome shortages of funds. The national finance and public relations officer (Mr. Frank Ayre) is in Perth to organise the West Australian effort. There was a demand for Y.M.C.A. services which it could not meet, and in many places, including Perth, boys wishing to join had to be turned away, said Mr. Ayre. About £8,000 would be sought in W.A. to develop a war memorial camp at Stoneville and a similar sum to rebuild and extend the gymnasium at the Murray street headquarters. The sum of £7,000 would be sought as the W.A. contribution to national Y.M.C.A. work, and a further £7,000 to develop general youth work in Perth.
The West Australian (Perth), 19th May 1953.


Address:Traylen Road, Stoneville, 6081
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.875556
Long: 116.176944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-1958
Source: SKP, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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