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19-May-2014
19-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A hall commemorates those who served in World War One. The hall was officially opened on the 27th May 1925. 

It is in Inter-War Classical Revival style, with a front facade in relief cement render work, a recessed porch, and full height rusticated Ionic pilasters forming a tripartite composition. The stage surround inside the hall continues the classical treatment.

It was a red letter day for Jeparit on Wednesday when the official opening of the Soldiers' Memorial Hall and rooms was performed by Mr. J. Martin, president, of the R.S.S.I.L.A. The honor board contained 120 names of district soldiers, of whom 23 had made the supreme sacrifice. The combination of municipal offices, public hall, library and soldiers' rooms is an excellent one. Life memberships have been bestowed upon the soldiers for the library and billiard rooms; an honor that is worth emulating by other institutions. Dr. F. J. Gawne presided over a large audience that had assembled to pay a tribute to their heroes.
The Horsham Times (VIC), 2nd June 1925. 

Location

Address:10-12 Roy Street, Jeparit, 3423
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.143147
Long: 141.987253
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Monument Designer:Clegg & Morrow (architects)
Monument Manufacturer:Lovell, Duddon and Jones (Jeparit)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 5th February, 1924
Front Inscription

MUNICIPAL
CHAMBERS

MEMORIAL BUILDINGS

Plaque :

This Stone Was Laid By
The Honourable Arthur S. Rodgers
Former Minister For Trade and Customs
      On Behalf Of The
President, Councillors And Ratepayers
Of The Shire Of Dimboola
As A Memorial To Those Who So Gallantly
Fought For The Empire In The Great War
           1914 - 1918
Tuesday            5th Feb 1924

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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