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21-December-2013
21-December-2013

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Brighton Municipal Memorial Hall commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. A plaque on the hall commemorates the departure of Tasmania`s quota of the First Division of the 1st A.I.F from the site in 1914.

Satisfaction was expressed with the decision of the Government, as given in a letter from the Minister for Lands and Works (Mr Brooker), to provide £1,500 towards the provision of a municipal memorial at Pontville. The Warden (Mr R. C. Thompson) said Brighton was the first municipality to receive the Government subsidy towards a war memorial.
The Mercury (Hobart), 15th February 1946.
Brighton Council yesterday accepted a tender of £12,800 for a new war memorial hall at Pontville. The original plan made provision for a preschool centre and special servicemen's room, but because of additional cost involved it was decided to proceed only with the hall and supper room.  The successful tenderer is L Rowbottom, of Claremont.
The Mercury (Hobart), 13th June 1952.

 

Location

Address:Midland Highway, Pontville, 7030
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.687428
Long: 147.263471
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:L Rowbottom (builder)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1953
Front Inscription

Brighton Municipal Memorial Hall

Plaque :

1914  1918

This plaque commemorates the departure of Tasmania`s quota of the First Division of the 1st A.I.F. from this site on October 20th 1914

Erected by the A.I.F. Originals Assn.

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,SKP
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