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The Honour Roll commemorates former pupils of the school who served in World War One.

A very pleasant entertainment took place here in the schoolroom last Friday afternoon when the honor board, erected to perpetuate the names of the pupils who served in the great war, was unveiled in the presence of a large number of the residents of the district. The whole of the proceedings were, carried out with great credit, to those who were responsible for the arrangements. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Lady Peacock. Mr C. W. Sewell, J.P. chairman of the school committee, was in the chair. After the singing of the National Anthem he introduced Lady Peacock, who gave a very fine address to both children and the old folk, after which she asked all present to stand while she unveiled the honor board. The school children sang a patriotic song, after which Sir Alexander Peacock gave an address, in which he laid great stress on our obligations towards the returned soldiers who had done so much for us even to giving their lives that Australia may be free. Addresses were also given by the president of the shire (Cr D. Anderson) and Cr F. H. Carter. The chairman thanked the speakers for their fine addresses. The Recessional Hymn was sung, after which afternoon tea was handed round to all present.
Ballarat Star (Vic), 26 May 1920.

Note: The Smeaton Primary School closed in December 2013 and the property was sold in December 2016. The whereabouts of the honour roll is unknown. 


Address:Queen Street, Smeaton Public School, Smeaton, 3364
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.336259
Long: 143.950587
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 21st May, 1920
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1914  1919

In Honor Of The Pupils Of
Kooroocheang State School

[ Names ]

Who Served In The Great War 

Source: MA
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