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25-September-2017 (Peter Williams)
25-September-2017 (Peter Williams)

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Peter Williams

The gates commemorate staff and students who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two.

The iron gates were made by the Cyclone Company, the ironwork was fashioned by J. S. Naylor of Armidale, and the granite posts by Vic Melvaine of Uralla. An Armidale builder, Frank Nott was in charge of construction.

Highlight of the 1949 annual reunion of present and past students of Armidale Teachers' College will be the dedication of the War Memorial Gates by Mr. C. B. Newling, formerly Principal of the College. This will take place immediately following the ceremony of remembrance in the auditorium at 4 p.m. on Good Friday. The gates are being erected by the members of the college as a memorial to those of their members who were killed in the Second World War. 
The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW).

Location

Address:122 Mossman Street, C. B. Newling Centre, Armidale, 2350
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.522638
Long: 151.663572
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Manufacturer:Frank Nott (builder- Armidale)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th April, 1949
Left Side Inscription

These Gates Were Erected To
The Memory Of The Men Of This
College Who Gave Their Lives
In The Service Of Their Country
World War 1939 - 1945.

Right Side Inscription

They Laid Upon The Altar
Of Their High Ideals
The Early Blossoms Of
Their Eager Youth.

These Memorial Gates
Were Officially
Opened By
C. B. NEWLING Esq. 
Principal Of The College
1928 - 1947.
April 15th 1949.

Source: MA
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