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Cudal War Memorial Health Service

Cudal War Memorial Health Service
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Description / Background

A small hospital was built in Cudal in 1928, but after the Second World War was unable to cope with the increased population of the town. A new war memorial hospital was created in 1951. It was demolished in 2002 and a new complex was built on the site, which was opened in 2006. 

After the Second World War a Hospital Committee decided to raise money for a much needed new hospital. By July 1947 the Cudal War Memorial Hospital Fund was created and fundraising efforts commenced including public subscription and other activities such as sporting fixtures, balls and socials. A new hospital proved too costly and the committee instead purchased the Shire Clerk's residence. With the support and loyalty of the community and utilising voluntary labour, work commenced on the additions to the building in December 1950 and a new War Memorial Hospital was created. 

Over 300 residents attended the opening of the new hospital on 30 June 1951. Mr C B Stinson, a member of the Hospitals Commission, declared the War Memorial Hospital open and unveiled memorial plaques, erected as a roll of honour from 1935 to 1945 (Molong Express and Western District Advertiser, 6 July 1951). 



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Cnr Cargo and Toogong Streets
Cudal NSW 2864
Local Government Area
Cabonne Shire
Location status
Memorial type
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters. Graham Wilson
Year of construction
Dedication date
30 June 1951
Second World War, 1939–45