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The memorial commemorates those from the Petersham Municipality who served in World War One. The memorial was unveiled at the opening of the new Town Hall in 1938. 

The memorial consists of a polished wooden display board and cabinet with a carved replica of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge atop and the whole draped with the Australian flag and the Union Jack. On either side of the central cabinet, in which a book of veterans' names is displayed, is a depictioon of a war scene and below carved into the wood a list of World War One campaigns and battles.

The new Town Hall at Petersham erected at a cost or about £26 000 was officially opened on Saturday afternoon by the Mayor Alderman Joseph Johnson. There was a large attendance.  Alderman Johnson said the Municipality of Petersham was incorporated nearly 67 years ago and the first council chamber was in a small rented cottage.  In 1882 a Town Hall was opened on the present site. In the next 56 years it became necessary to make five additions and eventually it had been necessary to provide the present modern structure. 

Brigadier-General Herring unveiled in the foyer an A.I.F. memorial niche in which is a book containing the names of 1750 men from the Petersham Municipality who served in the Great War.  A light willl be kept burning perpetually above the book and each day a leaf will be turned. Trumpeter White sounded the Reveille and the Last Post.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW ), 18 July 1938.


Address:107 Crystal Street, Petersham Town Hall, Petersham, 2049
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.894722
Long: 151.157222
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th July, 1938
Source: NRWM, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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