Crown Street Public School War MemorialPrint Page
The War Memorial commemorates ex pupils of the school who served in World War One. The memorial is a statue of an Australian soldier upon stone plinth. The monument was restored in 1983.
At the end of World War One communities all over Australia sought to erect memorials to commemorate their war dead. Crown Street Public School formed a committee and applied unsuccessfully for funds from the N.S.W. Government and the N.S.W. Dept. of Education.
Functions were held to raise money and the children were given cards with which to collect pennies. Sufficient funds were raised by early 1919 to erect the Soldier and the Obelisk which is inscribed with 300 names of Crown Street ex pupils who served in World War One.
|Address:||356 Crown Street, Crown Street Public School, Surry Hills, 2010|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.882214|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1919|
For King and Country.
Crown St. Superior Public School