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The Memorial Pool was erected to commemorate those from Hughenden and district who died in service or were killed in action during World Wars One and Two.

The foundation stone for the war memorial swimming pool which cost £19,500 was to be laid during the Jubilee celebrations held in June 1951. During a special Town Council meeting held in January 1955 the council discussed the preparation of a brochure from the artists impression and that pool be opened to public subscription as a war memorial.
Townsville Daily Bulletin, 7th May 1951 , 20th January 1955



Address:4 Resolution Street, Hughenden, 4821
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.848802
Long: 144.196107
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd September, 1956
Front Inscription
This pool was constructed by the Hughenden Town Council as a memorial to the men and women from Hughenden and district who died for their country during the two world wars
The pool was officially opened by the Hon A Jones MLA on the 22nd September 1956 and during the term of office of 
Ald J J Sharkley Mayor
Ald F W Hanran  Deputy     A Birtwell Town Clerk
Ald T L Gullinane                Ald H M Hunter
Ald A G Field                       Ald A J Playfor
Ald T H Guest                      Ald J Sallatina     Ald P J Large
Consulting engineer for design and construction  Jack Mulholland MSC ME MIE Aust
Works Foreman Y S Hood
Source: MA
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