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New Farm State School War Memorial :14-03-2010
New Farm State School War Memorial :14-03-2010

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New Farm State School War Memorial honours former pupils of the school who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War One. Originally erected as a drinking fountain, the memorial is now a red brick pillar containing a flagpole.

In 1922, permission was granted to erect a Memorial Drinking Fountain, with a tablet to honour former pupils of the school who were killed in the First World War. The memorial cost at the time was £115,which was achieved by contributions made by members of the school community and local residents.

The fountain was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor in February 1923. The fountain was erected by parents and friends and contained two tablets on which were inscribed the names of 24 pupils who made the supreme sacrifice in World War One. 

The hon.secretary of the New Farm State School Memorial ( Mr.Syd. Johnson) advises his Excellency the Governor (Sir Matthew Nathan) will unveil the memorial drinking fountain at the school at 3 pm. on Friday. 
The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 30 January 1923.  

Location

Address:James and Heal Street, New Farm State School, New Farm, 4005
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.46051
Long: 153.045061
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 2nd February, 1923
Front Inscription

 IN LOVING MEMORY OF
(Names)

 

Left Side Inscription

1914-1918

Back Inscription

 IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

(Names)

Right Side Inscription

SCHOLARS WHO FELL

Source: QWMR, MA
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