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26 - February- 2015
26 - February- 2015

Photographs supplied by Newcastle Regional Museum

The Honour Roll commemorates former scholars of the school who served in World War One. After the Newcastle Earthquake (1989), the Wickham School was closed and the Honour Roll was transferred to Newcastle Regional Museum.

Monument Characterics: 
A marble honour roll with a crest comprising an Australian Military Forces badge with supporting Kangaroo and Emu. The years (1914 and 1919) are centred within laurel wreaths. 

An honour roll, containing the names of former scholars of the Wickham Superior Publlc School, was yesterday completed by Messrs. Meldrum and Markey, the contractors. The roll is of white Italian marble, and the main tablet, on which the names of the soldiers are inscribed, is of one slab of beautiful polished marble, measuring 11ft x 4ft. There are two grey granite polished columns in the polished bases, and carved Corinthian caps on either side support the pediment of rich moulding and entablature. The crest of the Australian Imperial Forces, richly carved on the apex, is supported by scrolls, on which are embossed the Emu and the Kangaroo, a flaming torch, and a set of scales, emblematical of Australia fighting for liberty and justice. The whole structure measures 11ft 6in x 8ft 6in, and it is probably the finest memorial of its kind in the district. The roll has been placed in the main entrance to the boys' school. The unveiling will take place on Saturday. The names inscribed on the roll number 265; the asterisk denoting those who have given their lives for the cause for which the allies are fighting. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
25 July 1918.

Location

Address:Hunter & Wood Streets, Newcastle Regional Museum, Newcastle West, 2302
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.924722
Long: 151.758056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:Meldrum and Markey (Wickham)
Link: http://collections.ncc.nsw.gov.au/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th July, 1918
Front Inscription

      AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH
            MILITARY FORCES 


1914                                             1919 
Erected By the Parents & Citizens' Association
In HONOUR Of The OLD BOYS Of The SCHOOL
Who FOUGHT In THE GREAT WAR 

                      (names)

Unveiled 27th July 1918             Hon J.L. Fegan  President.
              by                                    F. Neal Esq Principal
Ald R.J. Bond Esq J.P.               S. Brown Esq J.P. Secretary  
          Mayor.
                        Meldrum & Markey 

Source: NRWM,SKP, NCC, MA
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