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Port Melbourne Rotunda : 21-November-2011
Port Melbourne Rotunda : 21-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Lorne Lewis

The Port Melbourne Band Rotunda built in 1918 was presented to the council by the Port Melbourne Women`s Welcome Home Committee to commemorate the Australians who fought in World War One.

The committee met the cost of construction from their own subscriptions. The location of the rotunda is particularly poignant as Port Melbourne was the point of embarkation and disembarkation for troops during the war.

The band rotunda erected by the Womens Welcome Committee on the beach at Port Melbourne in memory of Australian Soldiers will be opened at 3 o clock tomorrow afternoon.The Port Melbourne Citizens Band will be present. Addresses will be delivered by the mayor (Councillor R H Gill), Messers Mathews M.H.R and J Murphy. A collection will be made for the hospital. The cost of erecting the rotunda was by the members of the committee.
Argus (Melbourne), 26 October 1918.


Address:Beach Street (opposite Stokes Street), Port Melbourne, 3207
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.842113
Long: 144.935604
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th October, 1918
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This memorial has been erected by the members of the Port Melbourne Women`s Welcome Home Committee

And presented to the citizens in honour of the gallant Australians who fought in the Great War

1914 - 1918

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au