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The book commemorates those who served in World War One. The glass case contains the Education Department's Record of War Service. 

Note: An Honour Book was presented to Wareek School on the 27th March 1918. It is unknown if this book is also contained in the case. 

Some time ago Miss L E Squires, of Homebush Lower, presented a beautiful Honor Book to the Wareek State school, in honor of heroes who were past scholars. The Book was solely the work of this talented young lady, who received the following letter from Mr John Millar, correspondent of the school committee. "Acting under instructions from the Wareek State school committee, I write to express to you their heartiest thanks and keen appreciation of the splendid work so neatly and artistically executed by you in connection with the Honor Book. Needless to say, each member of the committee expressed their admiration of the neatness and skill displayed, and were loud in their praises of what they considered to be an exceedingly beautiful piece of work. I was also instructed to extend to you an invitation to be present at the unveiling ceremony."

A picnic was held at Wareek, and Mr Ralph Rowland introduced the district inspector, Mr Lowry, B.A., who unveiled the Honor Book.  Mr John Miller subsequently said he had a very pleasing duty to perform. They all admired the Honor Book, and on behalf of the Wareek folks, he was glad to present Miss Squires with a token of their appreciation, Mr Miller then handed Miss Squires a beautiful gold swan pendant set with rubies and pearls.  Mr Geo Wilkins gracefully responded on Miss Squires' behalf. He said it was that lady's hobby to do all in her power for patriotic purposes, She had no idea of receiving any gift, but would greatly appreciate the beautiful token of esteem from the people of Wareek.
Avoca Free Press and Farmers' and Miners' Journal (Vic.),
20 April 1918.

Through the courtesy of Mr. Inspector Stuart, we had the pleasure of perusing the Education Department's Record of War Service, which does credit to the department, and is worthy of the cause in which the teachers and scholars were engaged. In addition to the officers of the department who fell in the great war, photographs are presented of those who returned. The sums of money raised by the various schools to assist in the successful prosecution of the war are set forth, and the schools' war activities generally (including the fine support accorded to the military hospitals) are done full justice by way of illustrations. The book is an historical record of great importance, expressing the significance of the work which teachers (overseas and at home) and scholars in the schools undertook during the Great War, and points the way of service and sacrifice for all time. A copy is to be placed in every school in Victoria. One is to be given to every soldier teacher, and one to the next of kin of those of the teachers who made the supreme sacrifice. 

Gippsland Times (Vic), 3 November 1921.


Address:Maryborough - St Arnaud & Norwood Roads, Wareek Hall, Wareek, 3465
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.991354
Long: 143.612792
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Book
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Front Inscription

Roll of Honor
Wareek School

The Education Department`s 
Record of War Service

1914 - 1919


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au