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A marble tablet commemorates those from the Shire who enlisted in World War One. The marble tablet is located above the shelf which contained the Memorial Books. The tablet was unveiled by Prime Minister William Hughes in 1919. 

The memorial books contain the names, photos and records of service of many of the Shire of Marong Soldiers who served in World War One.  Only three of the original four books remain, and they are now held for safe-keeping in the Bendigo Library.

While at Marong on Thursday the Prime Minister unveiled a marble tablet bearing the following inscription: — "Erected to commemorate the self-sacrifice and bravery of the men who enlisted from Marong shire for the great War, 1914-1919." 
The Age (Melbourne), 6 December 1919. 



Address:Calder Highway , Marong Shire Hall, Marong, 3515
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.735953
Long: 144.133546
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Wilson & Co (Bendigo, VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 4th December, 1919
Front Inscription

Shire of Marong 

Erected to commemorate the self - sacrifice and bravery of the men who enlisted from the Shire for the Great War.

1914 - 1919

Names, photos and records of services in books beneath.

Wilson & Co. Bendigo

Source: MA,SKP
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