Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall

Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall buildingTamworth War Memorial Town Hall plaque
Description

By July 1920, a Tamworth Soldier's Memorial Hall fund was established. Some 500 people attended a Tamworth meeting held in April 1921 to construct a war memorial and a town hall was decided upon. A committee with representatives from a number of organizations was formed and a further meeting was held on 7 May. No action was taken but on 7 October 1926 the Tamworth Mayor W H Thibault conducted a public meeting in the Oddfellows Hall to establish a new committee to carry out the original project to erect a war memorial town hall.

In August 1927 the Tamworth Municipal Council decided to hold a competition for the design of a memorial town hall; Mr A S Hooke, president of the Institute of Architects, was to adjudicate. The first prize of £200 was awarded to Peddle, Thorp and Walker of George Street, Sydney. The Tamworth and District War Memorial Committee purchased the land and offered it to the council free of debt. The site was formerly occupied by the old Regan Palace Roller Flour Mill. 

The 22 November 1934 issue of the Sun describes the official opening by Major-General Rosenthal in detail.

Inscription

Above the front entrance:

TAMWORTH WAR MEMORIAL TOWN HALL

 

Plaque:

Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall

A Memorial To Service And Sacrifice

Officially Opened By
Major General Sir Charles Rosenthal KCB CMG DSO VD

20 November 1934

Dedicated By
Chaplain Major William Mackenzie

Ald WH Thibault
Mayor

Mr VG Kable
Town Clerk

(Total Cost including land and furnishings: £29,000)

Address
26-28 Fitzroy Street
Tamworth NSW 2340
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1919-1934
Dedication date
20/11/1934
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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