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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Centenary Centre was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The building was formerly the Lane Cove Memorial School of Arts Hall. 

Dame Margaret Davidson, who opened at Lane Cove yesterday afternoon, in the absence of the Governor, a school of arts, stated that the building was erected in memory of the soldiers who had volunteered and given their lives lor their country. His Excellency would, she said, have been present but for indisposition. He was a disappointed man. The Tramway Band was present, and there was also a representative gathering from the Willoughby Council and Progress Associations.
Sunday Times (Sydney), 2 September 1923.


Address:180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, 2066
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.815882
Long: 151.170269
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th May, 1923
Left Side Inscription

This foundation stone was stone laid by His Excellency the Governor General the Right Hon. Lord Forster P.C. G.C.M.G. on behalf of the citizens of Lane Cove as a tribute to their sons who were faithful unto death in the Great War 1914 1919

5th May 1923

"The fittest place where man can die is where he dies for man "

Right Side Inscription

This stone was laid by Lieut. Col. Herrod , C.M.G. D.S.O. on behalf of the members of the Lane Cove Sub Branch of the R.S.S.I.L.A. as a memorial to their comrades who made the supreme sacrifice.

5th May 1923

"Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends"

Source: SKP, NRWM
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