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Heathcote Memorial  Higher Elementary School : 05-March-2013
Heathcote Memorial Higher Elementary School : 05-March-2013
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The Heathcote Memorial Higher Elementary School commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. It features a marble sculptured tablet on the outside of the school building. On either side of the sculpture are 76 names of those from the district who died in World War One. The tablet was unveiled on the 19th November 1928. 

The school is now the Heathcote Primary School and the original building is located in the grounds. 

HEATHCOTE, Monday.
Today in the presence of a large number of residents the bronze honor tablet, containing the names of seventy-six soldiers of the Heathcote district who fell in the war, was unveiled at Heathcote Memorial Higher Elementary School by Mr. Hansen, Director of Education. Mr. E. A. Coyle, M.L.A., expressed the desire of the State Parliament to do everything humanly possible for returned soldiers, but it was also the Commonwealth obligation. The State was continually pressing upon the Commonwealth the necessity of recognising the services of men. If elected, Mr. Lawson would be one man in the Senate to look after the State rights, and one of the greatest rights was that the Commonwealth should stand up to its obligations to provide for returned soldiers.  Mr. Hansen referred to the establishment of the school, and the efforts of the people in connection therewith. Messrs. Hansen and Coyle were afterwards tendered a civic function at: the Heathcote Hotel.
Age (Melbourne), 20 November 1928.

Location

Address:31 Herriott Street, Heathcote Primary School, Heathcote, 3523
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.923713
Long: 144.706875
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:David Gray
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th November, 1928
Front Inscription

THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOR EVERMORE

[ Names ]

1914 THE GREAT WAR 1919 
HEATHCOTE MEMORIAL HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

Source: MA,VWHI
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