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The War Memorial commemorates ex pupils of the school who served in World War One. The memorial is a statue of an Australian soldier upon stone plinth. The monument was restored in 1983. 

At the end of World War One communities all over Australia sought to erect memorials to commemorate their war dead. Crown Street Public School formed a committee and applied unsuccessfully for funds from the N.S.W. Government and the N.S.W. Dept. of Education.

Functions were held to raise money and the children were given cards with which to collect pennies. Sufficient funds were raised by early 1919 to erect the Soldier and the Obelisk which is inscribed with 300 names of Crown Street ex pupils who served in World War One.



Address:356 Crown Street, Crown Street Public School, Surry Hills, 2010
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.882214
Long: 151.214727
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1919
Front Inscription

For King and Country.
Honour Roll
Crown St. Superior Public School

Source: SKP, NRWM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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