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22-September-2013
22-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / Roger Johnson

Hay War Memorial Hall commemorates those from the district who served in World War Two. The original hall which was opened in 1932 was destroyed by fire in 1946 and the new hall was erected as a Second World War memorial. 

The Governor, Sir Phillip Game, accompanied by Lady Game, arrived at Hay on Wednesday night at the invitation of the Hay War Memorial Committee, to open the War Memorial Hall. His Excellency was greeted with remarkable cordiality and loyalty. At the railway he was met by the Mayor and members of the War Memorial Committee and returned soldiers, and a great crowd of townspeople. After formal greetings his Excellency was escorted to a waiting car, returned soldiers forming a guard of honour.
Excerpt from The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 17th June 1932.

HAY, Sunday: About two hours after being vacated by Returned Soldiers League Women's Auxiliary, which had held a ball there, the War Memorial Hall was destroyed about 4 o'clock in the morning. Nothing was saved. The building and contents were covered by insurance. The Commercial Hotel adjoining also sustained damage by fire and water. As a result or the fire, the town is now deprived of a building of suitable size. 
Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW), 15 July 1946.


 

Location

Address:Lachlan Street, Hay, 2711
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.506152
Long: 144.843964
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:Circa 1954
Front Inscription
WAR MEMORIAL HALL
Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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