Collarenebri District VolunteersPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
The plaque from the former Pokatoo Hall commemorates those from the Collarenebri District who volunteered to serve in World War One. 

MR. WEARNE AT POKATAROO.   Pokataroo hall, erected in memory of the soldiers who enlisted from the Collarendabri (sic) district, was opened by Mr. W. E. Wearne on Monday last. The hall contains an Honor Board, of Queensland maple, on which is inscribed 73 names. In openeing the hall and unveiling the Honor Board, Mr. Wearne made a stirring patriotic speech, and was supported by Mr. Chairman Banks and the Rev Williams. Mr. O'Toole, a prominent worker for the erection of the hall, stated the building was being opened free-of debt, the whole cost being subscribed by the people of the district. 
North Western Courier (Narrabri, NSW ), 6 June 1917.

Note: Pokataroo is about 15 kilometres from Collarenebri. 



Address:25 Walgett Street, Collarenebri Club, Collarenebri, 2833
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.545366
Long: 148.578659
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 4th June, 1917
Front Inscription

In memoriam

Men from Collarenebri District who volunteered for active service with the Expeditionary Forces

1914 - 1917

Opened by W. E. Wearne Esq. M.L.A.

June 4th 1917. 

Via Crucis  Via Lucis

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