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The wooden honour roll commemorates those from the district who served in World War One.

Empire Day was celebrated at Meander State School. In the morning the scholars were put through the Empire celebrations by the head teacher (Mr Parsons). Souvenirs were shown by Mr Parsons which he brought from the great war. He also gave interesting speeches about them. The Union Jack was hoisted, and saluted by the children.  In the afternoon football was played by the schoolboys, but the girls` games were marred by rain.  In the evening the honor roll was unveiled by Mr Pullen, M.H.A.,  and very interesting speeches were given.

The machine gun was placed under the honor roll. Names of the boys who went to the war from Meander, and who gave their lives for King and country are on the honor roll. Songs given by Mrs Parsons and Mr Pullen. The attendance would have been large only for rain falling. The honor roll which was unveiled at Meander was designed and made in W.C. Cameron`s joinery works and was of nicely grained polished Tasmanian blackwood with gold lettering. 
Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas.), 31 May 1921.


Address:Main Road, Meander Memorial Hall, Meander, 7304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.652891
Long: 146.609506
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
Designer:W. C. Cameron
Monument Manufacturer:W. C. Cameron


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 24th May, 1921
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Enlisted from Meander District

1914  1919

The Great War.

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They gave their lives for King & Country

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Source: MA
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