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The Hawker Memorial Hospital was erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. It was originally called the "Great Northern War Memorial Hospital".  The name was changed in 1998.

A meeting was convened to discuss how the residents could fittingly recognise the services of the men who had died in the war. A hospital was decided upon and a large sum of money was collected. The foundation stone was laid on the 7th June 1923 by the Chief Secretary, Sir J. G. Bice and the hospital was opened by the Premier, The Honourable J Gunn on the 20th September 1924.

The foundation stone of the Great Northern War Memorial Hospital at Hawker was laid on Thursday, June 14, by the Chief Secretary (Sir John Bice).  Mr. Manson, who presented Sir John Bice with a silver trowel, said the residents had wished to make some suitable recognition of the services of the men of Hawker, who had made the supreme sacrifice. They decided to build a hospital, and the collections had reached a good sum.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 23 June 1923.



Address:Cradock Road, Hawker, 5434
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.893108
Long: 138.428343
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
Designer:Mr E. H. McMichael (Adelaide, SA)
Monument Manufacturer:William Brothers (Port Pirie, SA)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 20th September, 1924
Front Inscription
Memorial Hospital
Source: MA,TOH
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au