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Tenterfield and District Soldiers Memorial Hall

Tenterfield and District Soldiers Memorial Hall
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Tenterfield and District Soldiers Memorial Hall, entrance and surroundings
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Tenterfield and District Soldiers Memorial Hall, left tablet
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Description / Background

The Tenterfield and District Soldiers Memorial Hall was erected to commemorate soldiers from Tenterfield and District who served and died in the First World War.

Tenterfield's Jubilee was held as a carnival from 22 to 24 November 1921, with the purpose of raising funds for a band rotunda and the hall. The foundation stone of the hall was laid by Lt. Col. Bruxner on 22 November 1921.

At a public meeting held in July 1924, a sub-committee presented a report on progress to date and the six designs for the hall that had been received. The sub-committee recommended the design submitted by Mr Madigan of Glen Innes be accepted, with Mr Kyburz of Tenterfield to complete the work. The hall was opened on 30 December 1924. The Glen Innes Examiner reported on 15 June 1925 "the big effort to raise £300 to pay off the debt on the Tenterfield Memorial Hall has been concluded." 

Since the erection of the hall, plaques have been placed on the walls to commemorate those who have served in other conflicts, including for the National Servicemen (1951–1972) and the Korea War (1950–1956).

Inscription

Front façade

1914 1918 1924

Tenterfield and District Soldiers Memorial 

Left side plaque

This
Fallen Soldiers
Memorial
was officially opened
and handed over
to the Trustees
by his Worship
the Mayor
Ald. F. Kneipp
on 30th Dec. 1924

Right side plaque

This stone was laid
on the occasion of the
Municipal Golden Jubilee
22nd November 1921
by Lt. Col. Bruxner
D.S.O. M.L.A.
In memory of
soldiers from
Tenterfield District
who fell in
the Great War
1914–1918

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Address
96 Molesworth Street
Tenterfield NSW 2372
Local Government Area
Tenterfield Shire
Setting
Roadside
Memorial type
Building
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1921–1924
Dedication date
30 December 1924
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Brick
Concrete
Glass
Other