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The monument commemorates the centenary of the Gracemere School in 1971. 

It was initiated by the Parents and Citizens Association, and funds were raised in the usual manner employed by school committees and Mr Steve William Kele, builder of the Singing Ship at Emu Park  was commissioned to design and construct the memorial. 

A curved and tapered concrete column carries the historic school bell,  the "Ellida" Bell, which had summoned over 3000 children to lessons since the school opened. It was planned for the bell to be electrically operated but instead a rope was attached.  A seven foot high boulder stands nearby and carries the plaque. 



Address:1 O'Shanesy Street, Gracemere State School, Gracemere, 4702
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.435591
Long: 150.452875
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1871
Approx. Event End Date:1971
Designer:Steve Kele


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1971
Front Inscription


Gracemere School

1871 - 1971

Bell from ketch "Ellida"

First vessel to navigate Fitzroy River 1855

Bell presented by the Archer family


Source: MA,NRUM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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