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Traveston Soldiers Memorial Hall : 08-05-2012
Traveston Soldiers Memorial Hall : 08-05-2012

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The hall commemorates those who served in World War One.

The hall was extensively renovated and reopened in 2011 after being closed for 12 months due to extensive white ant and moisture damage to the floor. The hall is heritage listed for its historic importance to past years in the Gympie gold mining industry. At its heart stands the original brick and concrete structure formerly used as a powder magazine for the Gympie mines. Gympie's founder James Nash was caretaker of the powder magazine from 1898 until 1911. It was closed as a magazine in 1921, and after some improvements, was officially opened as the Traveston Soldiers Memorial Hall on April 14, 1923. 

Mr H.F. Walker, M.L.A., performed the ceremony of opening the newly-erected Soldiers' Memorial Hall at Traveston last Saturday. Mr. Wm. Traveston (chairman of committee) acted as chairman. A varied programme of sports was subsequently carried out under the supervision of Mr. J. Twoomey, sen. In the evening a social was held, the dance music being supplied by Mrs. R. Kirsop (piano) and Mr. D. Gibson (violin). 
Brisbane Courier, 20th April 1923. 


Address:Traveston Road, Traveston, 4570
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.321614
Long: 152.783067
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http:// www.derm.qld.gov.au/heritag…


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th April, 1923
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Traveston Soldiers Memorial Hall 
Source: MA,QHR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au