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16-August-2015
16-August-2015

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A monument commemorates the aboriginal residents of Walhallow Station who fought in World War One.  It is possible that this monument was the first erected to Aboriginal servicemen who served in World War One.

The Police Commissioner, Mr. W. H. Childs (Chairman of the Aborigines Protection Board), accompanied by Mr. E. B. Harkness (Deputy Director of Education, and a member of the Board), Mr. Petit (Secretary to the Board), and Mr. Smithers (Inspector), on Monday visited the Walhallow Aboriginal Mission Station for the of unveiling an Honor Roll and War Memorial Gates. It is said to be the first aboriginal memorial in the State. The entire population of the mission, 258, was present, together with the manager and the matron (Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Caldwell), Mr. H. C. Carter, M.L.A., Mr. A. G. Hague (President of Quirindi sub-branch of the Returned Soldiers' League), and many others.  Addresses were made by Mr. Carter and Mr. Hague, and Mr. Harkness then unveiled a bronze Tablet and Gates of Memory at the entrance to the school, while inside the school an Honor Roll was unveiled by Mr. Childs. The latter contains 19 names, of whom eight were killed. The visitors were astounded at the well-kept homes, gardens and surroundings, and the bright and well dressed children.
Scone Advocate (NSW), 23 November 1934.


Location

Address:Caroona Mission Access Road, Walhallow Public School, Walhallow, 2343
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.395423
Long: 150.419873
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 19th November, 1934
Front Inscription

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED
IN HONOUR OF THOSE MEN
RESIDENT ON THIS STATION
WHO SERVED ABROAD WITH
THE A.I.F. DURING THE
GREAT WAR 1914 -1918. 

 

 

Source: MA,SKP
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