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Port Melbourne Rotunda : 21-November-2011
Port Melbourne Rotunda : 21-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Lorne Lewis

The Port Melbourne Band Rotunda built in 1918 was presented to the council by the Port Melbourne Women`s Welcome Home Committee in honour of the Australians who fought in World War One.

The committee met the cost of construction from their own subscriptions. The location of the rotunda is particularly poignant as Port Melbourne was the point of embarkation and disembarkation for troops during the war.

The band rotunda erected by the Womens Welcome Committee on the beach at Port Melbourne in memory of Australian Soldiers will be opened at 3 o clock tomorrow afternoon.The Port Melbourne Citizens Band will be present. Addresses will be delivered by the mayor (Councillor R H Gill), Messers Mathews M.H.R and J Murphy. A collection will be made for the hospital. The cost of erecting the rotunda was by the members of the committee.
Argus (Melbourne), 26 October 1918.

Location

Address:Beach Street (opposite Stokes Street), Port Melbourne, 3207
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.842113
Long: 144.935604
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th October, 1918
Front Inscription

This Memorial Has Been Erected By
The Members Of The Port Melbourne
Women`s Welcome Home Committee
And Presented To The Citizens
In Honour Of The Gallant Australians
Who Fought In The Great War
          1914-1918

Source: MA,RSLV, RUMV,VMR,SKP
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