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Memorial House is the original Bruce Rock Memorial Hospital building which was erected to commemorate those who served  in World War One.

The idea of a World War One memorial in the form of a hospital was put forward by Bruce Rock Roads Board. The Board donated £65 and the Government offered £1 for every £1 raised by the community. There was a desire to be self-reliant and not dependent on Government handouts (or under Government control). Funds were raised by dances, socials, fancy dress balls, flower selling and a farm to farm canvas. An amount of £1,406 was raised and architect William Thorne donated his £150 fee. The State Government donated £1,500 for the project. The Bruce Rock War Memorial Hospital was completed in 1922. In 1978, the place was converted to an aged care facility known as Memorial House.


Address:Dunstal Street, Bruce Rock, 6418
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.873876
Long: 118.146624
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:William Thorne (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:F. T. Deacon (builder)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th November, 1922
Source: SKP, MA, HWA
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