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12-June-2019
12-June-2019

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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 15km from Collarenebri. 

 

Location

Address:25 Walgett Street, Collarenebri Club, Collarenebri, 2833
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.545366
Long: 148.578659
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

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
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