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The hall and the gardens commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.
A plan to build a war memorial hall with which will be linked a community centre is being sponsored by the Evandale R.S.L. It will be discussed at a meeting called by the Evandale Council for next Wednesday. It is proposed to build the hall on a site adjoining the Anglican Church.
Examiner (Launceston), 16th February 1946.
|Address:||8 High Street, Evandale, 7212|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.569969|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 25th January, 1964|
Plaque on hall :
Erected in memory of those who died in the service of their country
This hall was opened by His Excellency the Governor of Tasmana Lieut.-General Sir Charles Gairdner K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., K.B.E., C.B.
25th. January, 1964.
Plaque in gardens :
Evandale War Memorial Hall and Gardens
The Evandale Memorial Hall and Gardens were opened in January 1964 in honour and recognition of those Australians who served Australia and her people during times of war.
From the Sudan War of 1885 to the Gulf War of 1991, Australian war casualties numbered 102,820 with 61,919 casualties in the Great War alone.
Memorials erected within the grounds commemorate those from the Evandale community and surrounds who served during the 1899-1902 Boer War and the 1914 - 1918 Great War.
The land was kindly donated by Mr. R. J. Dean to Evandale Council on 9th April 1948. The gardens were originally planned by Mr. F. Doswe Superintendent of Reserves, Launceston City Council.
Trees have been donated by individuals and organisations. Plaques detailing this informatio can be found alongside individual trees.
In memory of Councillor David Chugg OAM 05.04.1937 - 07.10.2004
Initiator and inspiration for this project during 2004
Evandale Councillor (1972 - 81); Warden of Evandale (1978 - 81 ); Northern Midlands Councillor (2000 - 04 ) ; awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (1984)