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Leongatha Hall of Remembrance
Leongatha Hall of Remembrance

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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.

Location

Address:6-8 McCartin Street, Leongatha, 3953
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.476497
Long: 145.945664
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:Theodore E. Molloy
Monument Manufacturer:Raymond V. Ritchie
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 24th May, 1926
Front Inscription
IN REMEMBRANCE
1914                 1918
Left Side Inscription
OF SACRIFICE
Right Side Inscription
OF HONOUR
Source: MA,SKP, VWHI, VHD
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