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The Institute was erected to commemorate those from the district 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.


Address:North Terrace & Fourth Street, Booborowie, 5417
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.559628
Long: 138.757944
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
Monument Manufacturer:Lampe Brothers (Spalding, SA)


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

District Soldiers Memorial Institute                 

Plaque :

      Lest We Forget.  
 Booborowie Memorial 
      Institute Hall.
This Stone Was Laid
I. J. WARNES Esq., J.P.
On The 29th March 1921


Left Side Inscription

Plaque :


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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