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The framed artistic paper honour roll commemorates former students of the school who served in World War One.

A pleasant day was spent at the Parkham State School on the occasion of the celebrating of Empire Day. Children, parents, and visitors assembled in the vicinity of the flag at about 11.30, when the children carried out the programme laid down by the Education Department. After the children had saluted the flag and repeated their pledge, Councillor Hingston unveiled the honour roll for the state school. He congratulated the Parkham people on having such a fine record. He read the names on the roll, and then, with the flag at half-mast, read the names of those who had made the supreme sacrifice.

In his speech on the Empire he exhorted the children to grow up worthy members; and alluded to the splendid work done by Australia in defence of Empire. The children then sang "The Flag of Liberty." The Rev. K. Douglas (Deloraine), late chaplain, A.I.F., 12th Battalion, also spoke. He endorsed the words of the last speaker, and reminded the children of the fact that there was till much work to be done by the Empire-many wrongs to be righted. Also, the coming men and women, would have to do this work, and they must be ready for it. The National Anthem was then sung, after which lunch (provided by parents) was partaken at by all. The afternoon was devoted to games.
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), 1 June 1920.


Address:Bradys Plains Road, Parkham School, Parkham, 7304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.401264
Long: 146.612841
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Selwyn Cox (Launceston, TAS)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 24th May, 1920
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Parkham State School

Honour Roll of brave men & worthy patriots 

Dear to God and famous to all ages.

Those who belonged to the school who volunteered for active service for King and Country during the Great War.

1914 - 1919.

[ Names ]

 Lord God of Hosts be with us yet

Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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