Moree War Memorial Hall

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Description

A meeting was held in the Moree Council Chambers in April 1918 for the construction of a Moree Memorial Town Hall and methods of financing it. A Memorial Hall Committee was formed and the Moree Gwydir Examiner on 18 November 1920 reported that the working plans for the Soldiers Memorial Hall were being prepared. In July 1921, the Moree Memorial Committee was informed 'that the trustees had been successful in arranging for the erection of the hall which is to cost £14,000 in accordance with the plans and specifications'. (Moree Gwydir Examiner, 26 July 1921) By May 1922 operations had commenced; the plans designed by Ross and Rowe, architects of Sydney were similar to early proposals. Full details of the project were published in the Moree Gwydir Examiner, 29 May 1922. A School of Arts was to be erected on the northern side of the building and was to be a separate building. The tender of the Sydney builder Charles Schultz for £13,000 was accepted. Late in July 1922, the committee advertised for 500 subscribers at £5 each and the official opening of the Soldiers' Memorial Hall took place on 17 April 1923.

Inscription

Façade:

Moree War Memorial Hall

 

Plaque:

This plaque is a replica of the original
stone adjacent and below

Moree Memorial Hall

This stone was laid by
The Right Honorable
William Morris Hughes P. C. K. C.
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth 16-11-21
in his absence by
Arthur Carter

 

Plaque:

Moree Memorial Hall
Opened by
Sit Walter E. Davidson K.C.M.G.
Governor
of New South Wales
April 17th 1923

Address
Moree War Memorial Hall
36 Balo Street
Moree NSW 2400
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1918
Dedication date
17/04/1923
Conflict/s
World War 1

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