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Earlston State School No. 2850 Honour Roll  : 29-March-2013
Earlston State School No. 2850 Honour Roll : 29-March-2013
Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald

The honour roll commemorates former students of the school who served in World War One.

Flower Day was celebrated at Earlston school, Gowangardie South, on Saturday last as a result of which the fund for the repatriation of their local soldiers will benefit to the extent of over £11. At 3.30 a large gathering of district residents and friends assembled at the school. Cr Gordon Henderson, who presided, stated that there were several objects of the gathering that afternoon, but the main one was celebration of Flower Day, which was being held this month by schools all over the Commonnwealth together with the unveiling of the Earlston school Honor Board of scholars who went to fight our battles.

They were pleased to have their Federal Parliament representative with them, who would unveil the honor board and also speak on repatriation. Later on the Rev Fentonby, Methodist minister at Euroa, would say a few words. He had to apologise for the absence of the Shire President Cr Johnston Wilson, and also Mr Macdonald, who had only returned to Violet Town that day. "Salute the Flag" was nicely sung by the children, under the direction of Miss Moysey, head teacher ; Miss Jean Henderson, pianist. 
Euroa Advertiser (Vic), 6 December 1918.


Address:35 Cowslip Street, Violet Town Memorial Hall, Community Complex, Violet Town, 3669
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.6369
Long: 145.717457
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th November, 1918
Front Inscription

Honor the brave

E.S.S. No. 2850 

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Presented by G. E. Henderson

Source: MA
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