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01-March-1921
01-March-1921

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The Institute was erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. Additions were made to the building with public funds in 1957.

The foundation stone for the building which bore the inscription "Lest We Forget" was laid by I. J. Warnes Esq. on the 29th March 1921. The official opening of the hall was performed by Mrs Warnes on the 12th October 1921.
Burra Record, 19th October 1921.

Location

Address:North Terrace & Fourth Street, Booborowie, 5417
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.559628
Long: 138.757944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:Lampe Brothers (Spalding, SA)
Link:http://www.vwma.org.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 29th March, 1921
Front Inscription

Booborowie

District Soldiers Memorial Institute

Lest We Forget.  

Booborowie Memorial Institute Hall.

This stone was laid By  I. J. Warnes Esq., J.P. on the 29th March 1921

Left Side Inscription

Plaque:

Booborowie Memorial Institute Hall

Built as a district memorial to those who served in World War I, the hall`s foundation stone was laid in March 1921 by I. J. Warnes, whose drive and financial donations were largely responsible for its erection. It was built by Lampe Bros. of Spalding and opened by Mrs Mary Warnes in October 1921.

After financial difficulties in the 1930`s the mortgage was paid off in 1947, when electric light was installed along with a new floor and ceiling, (originally lit by petrol gas.) 1957 saw the building of a supper room, kitchen, enlarged stage and cloakrooms. Further supper room additions were made in 1982.

Regional Council of Goyder

Source: RVWM, MA
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