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27-January-2016
27-January-2016
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The framed artistic paper honour roll commemorates former pupils who served in World War One. The roll was originally unveiled in 1916 with additional names being added at a later date. 

Empire Day was celebrated in the Evandale State School in a suitable and impressive manner. The chief centre of attraction during the morning's proceedings was the roll of honour, which was unveiled by the Warden, to the cheers of all assembled. This roll of honour is the first to be unveiled at Evandale, and was executed at the "Examiner" office. It is a fine piece of work, artistic in every detail, and does the designers great credit. The blending of the colours and national emblem is most picturesque and striking. All interested in its purchase were of the opinion that it left nothing to be desired.

The heading, "Evandale State School Roll of Honour," was in ribbon or scroll, the Union Jack and Commonwealth flag being draped around.  The names of the enlisted men were headed, "Brave Men who Enlisted to Save (sic) Their King and Country." At the foot of the design was the Australian coat of arms surrounded by the wattle and waratah, and the whole design was encased in an illuminated border. The roll contains some 40 names. The opinion was expressed that a similar but larger one would suit and grace the hall of the local Council Chambers.
Examiner (Launceston), 26 May 1916.

 

Location

Address:18 High Street, Evandale Community Centre, Evandale, 7212
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.569054
Long: 147.244145
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Examiner (Launceston, TAS)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 24th May, 1916
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Evandale State School

Roll of Honour

Brave men who enlisted to serve their King & Country.
1914 - 19

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Source: MA
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