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Australia Remembers Plaque : 26-02-2014
Australia Remembers Plaque : 26-02-2014
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Australia Remembers Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two and details the role of Newcastle City Hall during that conflict. 

Location

Address:King Street, Newcastle City Hall , Newcastle, 2300
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928028
Long: 151.772229
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1945
Approx. Event End Date:1995

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995


DURING WORLD WAR 11, NEWCASTLE CITY HALL WAS BOTH AN OPERATIONS AND SOCIAL CENTRE. IT HOUSED THE OFFICES OF THE CHIEF WARDEN OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICE (NEWCASTLE) AND OF THE EVACUATION AND CIVILIAN WAR EMERGENCY AID SERVICE. THESE SERVICES WERE SET UP TO PROTECT AND CARE FOR THE PUBLIC DURING AND AFTER AN ENEMY ATTACK. THE CITY HALL'S LOWER ENTRANCES WERE PROTECTED BY BRICK BLAST WALLS, THE GROUND FLOOR CORRIDOR WAS AN AIR RAID SHELTER, AND ROOF SPOTTERS WERE READY TO LOCATE FIRES DURING AN AIR RAID. AS WELL AS FREE SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS FOR LOCAL AND VISITING TROOPS WERE HELD IN CITY HALL FROM MARCH 1942.
 

(Lower Plaque)
             This 
Australia Remembers Plaque 
Was Sponsored By 
NEWCASTLE AUSTRALIA 
REMEMBERS COMMITTEE



 

Source: MA
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