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Soldiers Memorial Hall : 26-October-2010
Soldiers Memorial Hall : 26-October-2010

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Chris McLaughlin

The Soldiers Memorial Hall was erected in 1926 to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One.

(From our Correspondent) The laying of the foundation stone of the Soldiers' Memorial Hall at Rutherglen took place on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Harris, M.L.C., performed the ceremony, using a silver trowel presented by the shire president, Cr. John Burch. The hall, which will be of brick, will be a handsome structure, 75ft. x 45ft., seating 600 people with council chambers adjoining, also shire secretary`s office, a room for returned soldiers' meetings, large supper room, kitchen, and two cloak rooms. The cost of the building will be about £8000, of which amount over £2000 was raised by means of a queen competition. The school children were given a half holiday and presented with a bag of sweets each, and the adults were entertained by the shire president at afternoon tea. The old town hall was erected 60 years ago. 
Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW), 8 October 1926.

Location

Address:High & Murray Streets, Rutherglen, 3685
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.055146
Long: 146.459387
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:Thursday 30th September, 1926
Front Inscription

SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL

Plaque:
Soldiers Memorial Hall
This Stone Was Laid By
The Hon. J. R. Harris M.D. M.L.C.
30th September 1926.

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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