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Kerang Memorial Municipal Chambers : 08-June-2013
Kerang Memorial Municipal Chambers : 08-June-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland / Graeme Saunders

The Kerang Memorial Municipal Chambers opened on 25th March 1927, and in the entrance porch are four bronze tablets commemorating the local residents who served in World War One.  They include the names of 175 men who never returned home.

The Kerang Memorial Municipal Chambers were opened , the Memorial tablets and Honour Roll were unveiled by the Governor of Victoria ,Lord Somers , on the 25th March 1927. The Commemorative Stone was laid by the President of the Shire , Councillor Muir,  who said the building was a tribute to the district’s soldiers. The buildings and furnishings had cost a little more than £10000.  Later Lord Somers was entertained by a smoke social in the Fire Brigade Hall.

The Argus, Melbourne, 26th March 1927. 

Location

Address:Victoria Street, Kerang, 3579
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.734086
Long: 143.920644
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:A.C. Leith, M.C.E.
Monument Manufacturer:J. C. Brockie & Sons
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th March, 1927
Front Inscription

THIS STONE WAS LAID BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SHIRE OF KERANG CR ANDREW S. MUIR J.P. TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THESE MEMORIAL MUNICIPAL CHAMBERS 25TH MARCH 1927

Honour Roll

THESE MEN LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN 1914 THE GREAT WAR 1919

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Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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