Leongatha Memorial Hall Print Page
Leongatha Memorial Hall commemorates those who served in World War One
The Leongatha Memorial Hall and former Shire Offices were opened and dedicated by Brigadier General Elliot and Chaplain Colonel Cookston on May 24th 1926. The interior decoration originally included twelve panels depicting scenes from the leading Australian battles of the First World War, with the Proscenium being flanked by scenes depicting Gallipoli, and the battle between HMAS Sydney and the Emden. These were painted by Mr J Broche of Inverloch.
The interior of the hall has been modernised and repainted, resulting in the loss of the elaborate memorial paintings and plaques naming the locations of important First World War engagements involving Australians, as well the original colour scheme and finishes.
The Memorial Foyer opened in 1982 contains the honour rolls and plaques.
|Address:||6-8 McCartin Street, Leongatha, 3953|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.476497|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Theodore E. Molloy|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Raymond V. Ritchie|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 24th May, 1926|