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12-February-2016
12-February-2016

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Bryan Hardy

A flagpole commemorates the visit of the Prince of Wales in June 1920.

A concert and dance was held on Wednesday night, when the presentation of a machine-gun from the War Trophies Department and a flagpole from the Railway Commissioners', in honor of the visit of the Prince of Wales, took place. Mr Gibson, M.P.. who made the presentation, said the gun was one that the 6th Battalion helped to take on the 10th August, 1918. An honor board, with 88 names on it, was also unveiled. The speaker also stated that there were 300 soldiers settled on the land. A concert resulted in about £15 being taken, the profits of which go towards the soldiers' memorial hall.
Ballarat Star (Vic), 15 February 1921.

Location

Address:Yarima Road, Cressy Public Hall, Cressy, 3322
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.030371
Long: 143.633963
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Flagpole
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event STart Date:02-June-1920
Actual Event End Date:02-June-1920

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 9th February, 1921
Front Inscription

       GIFT OF
RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS

To Commemorate
The Visit Of

H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES
June 2nd 1920
Cressy

Source: MA
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