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The Memorial Clock Tower and Memorial Arch were erected to commemorate those citizens of Gunnedah and District who served in World War One. The clock tower was officially opened on the 11th August, 1937.
Gunnedah's Memorial Clock Tower was officially opened by Sir Charles Rosenthal on Wednesday morning. On arrival at the Town Hall, Sir Charles inspected the guard of honor, comprising members of Gunnedah's detachment of the 33rd Battalion, under Captain Gordon Studdy. He also inspected and chatted with members of a strong body of returned men, and renewed acquaintances with men who had been associated with him overseas during the Great War. Prior to the official opening of the Clock Tower, Sir Charles and Lady Rosenthal were extended a civic reception.
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 13 August 1937.
|Address:||Conadilly & Chandos Streets, Gunnedah, 2380|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -30.976662|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||F.J.Bishop (Architect-clock tower)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 26th June, 1937|
THIS CLOCK TOWER HAS BEEN ERECTED TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THOSE CITIZENS OF GUNNEDAH
AND DISTRICT WHO SERVED WITH HIS MAJESTY`S FORCES DURING 1914-18
MUNICIPALITY OF GUNNEDAH
MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER COMPLETED - 26TH JUNE 1937.
E.W.WESTERWELLER . MAYOR.
P.H.STANLEY . DEPUTY MAYOR
ALDERMEN J.G.COCK. J.G.OGILVIE. E.A.ICETON.
R.B.BOWEN. J.ENKS. J.McDONNELL. E.GRIFFITHS
A.H.PALMER. TOWN CLERK. F.J.BISHOP. ARCHITECT. C.H.GREY. OVERSEER
OFFICIALLY OPENED BY MAJOR-GENERAL THE HON. SIR CHARLES ROSENTHAL K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D., M.L.C., ON 11TH AUGUST 1937