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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.
|Address:||Midland Highway, Pontville, 7030|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.687428|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||L Rowbottom (builder)|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1953|
Brighton Municipal Memorial Hall
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