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Casino and District Memorial Hospital Gates

Casino and District Memorial Hospital Gates
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Description / Background

The memorial entrance gates to the Casino and District Memorial Hospital commemorate those who served in the First World War. The gateway is constructed of brick and has a large central entrance. It also has two smaller gates, constructed of wrought iron metal. On the left-hand side is a metal plaque featuring a marching soldier and on the right are the insignias of the Australian Defence Forces.

The Northern Star, 15 March 1933, published a report on the Casino Hospital Board meeting held that month, where Mr A. G. Simpson suggested to establish a memorial gate at the hospital to contain an honour roll for those who served in the war. The suggestion was accepted and it was also decided to ask Government Architect Mr. Ewan Smith, Colonel F. J. Board of Lismore, and Mr Ash of Grafton to "provide a donation of suitable design for gate." 

The archway and gates were handed over to the board of directors on 16 December 1935. The honour rolls planned for the gates are located in the foyer of the hospital. They are listed separately on the NSW War Memorials Register as the Casino and District Memorial Hospital First World War Roll of Honour

Inscription

Above the gates

1914 Casino Memorial Hospital 1918

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Address
Casino and District Memorial Hospital
Cnr Hotham and Canterbury Streets
Casino NSW 2470
Local Government Area
Richmond Valley Council
Setting
Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1933–1935
Dedication date
16 December 1935
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Brick
Metal
Other