Clovass-McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial Hall

Clovass-McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial HallMcKees Hill Honour Roll 1939-1945
Description

The timber hall with a galvanised roof is located on the Bruxner Highway.

A public meeting was held in the McKees Hill Hall on Wednesday 21 May 1947 to consider construction of a memorial hall. A committee was formed and advertised for subscribers. The earlier hall was called Tomki Hall. 

The Northern Star, 29 May 1948 advertised a general meeting to be followed by a committee meeting "on the 4 June, 1948 at 8pm, to finalise transfer and rebuilding of the hall, as consent has been granted to rebuild." 

The Soldiers Memorial Hall was officially opened on Wednesday 20 September 1950. That day, The Northern Star stated "the hall has been constructed as a memorial to those men of the district who paid the supreme sacrifice in the two World Wars." It was completed mainly by volunteer labour and contained a supper room and kitchenette.

Inscription

CLOVASS - McKEES HILL
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL
1950

Address
Cnr Bruxner Highway and Fig Tree Lane
McKees Hill NSW 2480
Local Government Area
  • Richmond Valley Council
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Building
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1947-1950
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
09/20/1950
Dedication date
20 September 1950
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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