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Tarilta State School Honour Roll : 12-March-2013
Tarilta State School Honour Roll : 12-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald

The honour roll of the now non-existent Tarilta State School commemorates scholars who served in World War One.  

All of the men on the honour roll were wards of the state as children and lived in orphanages in Melbourne. They were  adopted out to farmers in the Tarilta area and then "employed" as indentured farm workers, which basically was child slave labour.  The only escape from their servitude after they turned 18 was to enlist for service in World War One.

An unusual aspect of this honour roll is that all those lsited on the roll, are listed by firstname and surname.

The Honour Roll was unvieled by the Premier of Victoria, Mr. H. Lawson, on Saturday 9th November 1918.



Address:Midland Highway & Kemp, Guildford Public Hall, Guildford, 3451
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.14938
Long: 144.166553
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th November, 1918
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Tarilta School Roll of Honor

In honor of those who served the Empire in the Great War 1914 - 19

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Source: MA
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