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Honor roll commemorates those from the Department of Public Lands who enlisted in World War One.  It lists 83 names, of which 73 were employees of the Department, and the other 10 were authorised surveyors.  

Monument characteristcs :

A Queensland silky-oak wood honour roll with gold lettering.   Around the board is a carving of the lotus, and above the names is the Queensland Coat of Arms.  In the top left hand corner is a metal plaque showing different units of the Australian Imperial Force.

"I must congratulate you. It is the handsomest board I have unveiled in Queensland."  Such was the remark of his Excellency Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams, as he unveiled the massive honour board erected by the Land and Survey Depart ment in honour of its members who have served in the great war. The board is a massive piece of work placed in a prominent position at the head of the stairs in the department. It is made of silky oak and red beanwood.  The centre panel contains the names in letters of gold and is surmounted by a scroll. The surrounding silky oak is magnificently carved in representation of lotus flowers. In the top left hand corner is a splendidly wrought metal plaque emblematical of various Australian units in action. The Queensland coat of arms and the monogram L S lend added finish to the work.
The Brisbane Courier, 3rd May 1917.

 

Location

Address:George Street, Level 1, Conrad Treasury Hotel, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.47195
Long: 153.023289
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr. A. P. McKellar, Mr. A. V. Thomas (survey Office)
Monument Manufacturer:Mr Boyce (South Brisbane, QLD), Ipswich Workshop Department staff
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 2nd May, 1917
Front Inscription

ROLL OF HONOUR

DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC LANDS, BRISBANE
Officers enlisted with 
The Australian Imperial Forces 
1914-1919

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