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A monument commemorates the centenary of the school in 1971. 


The memorial to mark the centenary of the school was initiated by the Parents and Citizens Association. Funds were raised in the usual manner employed by school committees and Mr Steve William Kele, builder of the Singing Ship at Emu Park  was commissioned to design and construct the memorial.  A curved and tapered concrete column carries the historic school bell,  the "Ellida" Bell, which had summoned over 3000 children to lessons since the school opened. It was planned for the bell to be electrically operated but instead a rope was attached.  A seven foot high boulder stands nearby and carries the plaque. 

 

Location

Address:1 O'Shanesy St, Gracemere State School, Gracemere, 4702
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.435591
Long: 150.452875
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1871
Approx. Event End Date:1971
Monument Designer:Steve Kele

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1971
Front Inscription

         CENTENARY
GRACEMERE SCHOOL
       1871 - 1971
BELL FROM KETCH "ELLIDA"
FIRST VESSEL TO NAVIGATE FITZROY RIVER 1855
BELL PRESENTED BY THE ARCHER FAMILY.

Source: NRUM
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