Boomi First World War Memorial Hall and Second World War Memorial Gates

Description

Boomi Memorial Hall

The Boomi Memorial Hall was opened by Mrs Campbell, who was known as 'the 'Diggers' Mother', on 15 November 1921. The opening was hugely successful, with hundreds of people from the area gathering to celebrate. Mr Wearne, M.L.A., called on Mrs Campbell to open the door to the hall for the first time, which was met with great applause. Mr Wearne proceeded to say how much pleasure it gave to him to be present, and particularly to see the hall opened by Mrs Campbell. 

Coming from an affluent background, Mrs Campbell spent her money assisting the soldiers during the First World War. She met every train that passed through Narrabri during the war years. "She also regularly corresponded with over 500 soldiers at the front." She was 81 at the time of the hall's opening and died in 1925 at age of 85 (Source: North Western Courier, 17 November 1921).

The Boomi and District Public Great War Honour Roll is also located inside the hall. 

Memorial gates

A striking stone arch marks the entrance to the Hall. First proposed in 1946, the gates were erected in honour of those who served in the Second World War. The lintel bears an Australian Imperial Forces badge and the words 'Lest we forget'. A dedication is inscribed on one pillar. 

Inscription

Arch

Lest We Forget

To those who served and to those who paid the Supreme Sacrifice in World War 2

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Address
22 Bishop Street
Boomi NSW 2405
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Building
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Boomi Public School; Ronald L McIntosh
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45