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The baths were erected to commemorate those from Lismore and District who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. Inside the entrance are two marble honour rolls listing the names of those from World War One. The Baths were restored in 1988. 

The building was erected on site of first Lismore saleyards. According to historians a deputation approached the council in 1926 to build a new baths on the site. The existing baths in the river at the foot of Ballina Street had the problem of frequently disappearing in floods. The project was jointly funded by the Council, the Returned Sailors Club, and local citizens. Designed by local architect, F. J. Board based upon the Menin Gates at Ypres, Belgium.

After years of desultory discussion, a definite scheme to honor the fallen soldiers of Lismore and district has at last been adopted. A public meeting last night at which the attendance was too large for the accommodation available at the council chambers, endorsed a proposal to erect memorial baths, drawn up by the Returned Soldiers and Sailors Club, which is to take a leading part in financing the work. Speakers representing all shades of public opinion congratulated the soldiers on the step they have taken, characterising businesslike attitude with their demeanor when on active service. Promises of whole-hearted support for the soldiers were made, and over £600 was subscribed when the subscription list was open.
The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser (NSW),
19 February 1926. 


Address:179 Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.810806
Long: 153.273904
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:F. J. Board (Lismore, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st October, 1927
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Memorial Baths

Plaque :

Erected to perpetuate the memory of the men of Lismore and District who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1919

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends

Plaque :

Let not their sacrifice be in vain

This stone was laid by Lt. Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel C.C.M.G. - K.C.B.

1st October 1927

Plaque :

This memorial was restored by Lismore City Council and opened on ' Remembrance Day ' November 11, 1988 by

Cr P W Larsen Deputy Mayor of Lismore
A. G Lovett 2 / 2 Aust Inf Bn
Col. the Hon. B. P. Pezzutti, RFD, MLC  Director, Health Services - Army (NSW)

Source: MA,SKP, NRWM
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