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The memorial drinking fountain was erected to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28th June 1919.

The Treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War One to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919 in Versailles, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The other Central Powers on the German side of World War One signed separate treaties. Although the armistice, signed on 11 November 1918, ended the actual fighting, it took six months of Allied negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty. The treaty was registered by the Secretariat of the League of Nations on 21 October 1919.


Address:67 Smith Street, Macedon Primary School, Macedon, 3440
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.418909
Long: 144.562438
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1919
Source: RSLV, VWHI, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au