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The gates were erected to commemorate those who had served in World War One.

The ceremony of officially opening the honour gates at the Kelvin Grove Boys State School was performed on the 15th February 1919 by the Mayor of Ithaca, Alderman A. Kaye in front of a large gathering. The gates were designed and constructed by Mr D. Walker of Kelvin Grove at a cost of £24 the subscriptions being raised by parents and friends of the school.  

They are unique, and somewhat imposing.  The pillar are of reinforced concrete and are surmounted by a scroll bearing the inscription "Honour Our Boys" on the top of which rests a shield carrying the dates 1914 and 1919, and flanked with the Union Jack and the Australian flag, with panels on each side. 
The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 17 February 1919.



Address:L`Estrange Terrace , Kelvin Grove State College , Kelvin Grove, 4059
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.450228
Long: 153.011399
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Mr D. Walker (Kelvin Grove, QLD)
Monument Manufacturer:Mr D. Walker (Kelvin Grove, QLD)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th February, 1919
Front Inscription


Honour our boys

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