Bidgeemia Memorial Hall and Honour Roll

Major Cindy Hinds, Aaron McDonnell, Phillip Holland Chris Madden. Hon. Sussan Ley Member for Farrer. Peter Yates, Lockhart Shire Mayor.Unveiling of Honour Roll  24/10/2015  by Descendants of Soldier Settlers. From Left in photo. Doug, Lindsay and Roy Merkel, Ron Farrall, Malcolm  Holland, Frank Trethowan,  Hon.Sussan Ley, Helen Guttler, Randall Holland, Chris Ralston, Chris MaddenImage provided by Chris MaddenNames in Photo from Back; Ron Farrall. John McDonnell, Doug Merkel, Peter Creek, Roy Merkel, Chris Ralston,  Rodney McDonnell, Barry Creek, Randall Holland, Peter Yates, Lockhart Shire Mayor, Michael Madden.  Middle Row; Robyn McDonnell, Helen Guttler, Major Cindy Hinds, Frank Trethowan.  Sitting; Chris Madden, Ruth Farrall, The Hon. Sussan Ley, Fed member for Farrah, Jennifer and John McFarlaneDedication - crowd from behindHon Sussan Ley, MP and Chris Madden with his book Land fir for Heroes

Built by the soldier settlers in 1926 after the First World War, this hall is approximately 20kms from the Urangeline Peace Hall. For the centenary of Anzac in 2015, it was repaired and dedicated as a memorial. In 2016, the timber honour roll located within the hall was unveiled. 

More information on soldiers from the area can be found in local historian Christopher Madden's book, Land Fit for Heroes – the story of the Urangeline Soldier Settlements from 1920.


Hall facade

Bidgeemia Hall
Es 1926


Centenary of ANZAC - Honour Roll

Erected by the Bidgeema community in grateful thanks to those listed on this roll that served in
the Great War from 1914 - 1918 and became the Soldier Settlers of this district.
May their sacrifice of King and Country live on in the memories of those who now work the land they settled.


This honour roll was funded by the Commonwealth Government ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program
and unveiled by the Hon. Sussan Ley Member for Farrer, on 24th October 2015.

Bidgeemia Memorial Hall
Cnr Bidgeemia and Soldier Settlement Roads
Bidgeemia NSW 2642
Local Government Area
  • Lockhart Shire
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Building
Recorded by
Chris Madden. Further images provided by by the Hon. Sussan Ley Member for Farrer
Established date
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
24 October 2015
Dedication date
24 October 2015
  • First World War, 1914–18

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