Moree and District War Memorial Education Centre (Library War Memorial)

Description: 

 

The War Memorial is set within a designated alcove area within the Library. The centre itself is a dedicated war memorial, governed by its own Act of Parliament, established 1962.

Please see Moree and District War Memorial Education Centre Act. Act No. 15, 1962.

A polished timber panel is surmounted by the words: 'LEST WE FORGET'. An illuminated Roll of Honour is enclosed in a glass case with a sword immediately behind it, affixed to the panel. Two electrically lit red Flames of Remembrance are on either side of the sword's hilt. The Inscription is mounted on the wall with the Australian National and Union Jack flags on either side. The Northern Regional Library & Information Service, based at Moree, has conducted extensive research into the considerable contribution made by returned service personnel from the local Aboriginal communities. A nearby glass display case contains photographs of some of the many Moree and surrounding district indigenous servicemen and women who answered the call in time of war.

 

SEE ALSO ENTRY FOR: The Leonard Victor Waters Memorial Park - Boggabilla

 

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Inscription: 

 

External building:

"Moree & District War Memorial Education Centre"

 

Large dedication plaque:

(above main)

"Lest We Forget"

"This Memorial is

the gift of

The Women's Auxillary of

the Moree Sub Branch

of the RSS & AILA"

Main:

'It is a good and noble thing for a Community to build a War Memorial

In it we express our thanks that we live in this country

as a free and independent people.

 

We express our realisation that we owe this freedom to

those men and women who gave themselves, and all that

they had, in order that the ideals of freedom, justice

and truth might prevail in our country, and in the life

of the whole world.

 

By the erection of this War Memorial Education Centre,

dedicated to the memory of those brave and noble souls,

we give expression in a tangible and practical fashion, t

o our sense of gratitude for this spirit of service and

self sacrifice, and also towards Almighty God, who is the

source and strength of all man’s highest thoughts and

aspirations.

 

Finally, it is very fitting and right that these high and

noble ideals should be incorporated in, and woven into

the very fibre and texture of our whole educational system,

and that the boys and girls of to-day, and the children

of the generations yet to come, should remember those

who paid in blood, and tears, and sacrifice, i

n order that this heritage might be handed on to them,

as a foundation, strong and sure, upon which they may build

an enduring structure based upon the splendid pillars

of knowledge and wisdom of strength and beauty , and

of truth and justice.

 

An extract from the dedication of

this building on 18th April 1963."

 

Framed printed Roll of Honour:

Roll of Honour

Moree

1914 - 1919

Victory

Freedom

Gallipoli

Pozieres

Ypres

Somme

Messines

Palestine

Armentieres

Bullecourt

Passchendaele

Villers - Bretonneux"

 

Roll of Honour Book:

"Roll of Honour

of those who fell in the War of 1939 - 1945"

 

 

Dedication date: 

1963-04-18 00:00:00.0
 

War: 

All wars
 
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Recorded by: 

Donna Briggs - Northern Regional Library & Information Service
 

Established date: 

1963
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

112 Balo Street
Moree NSW 2400
 
 

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