Adelaide WW1 Cheer-Up Hut Honour Roll Back to Search


Location Army Museum of South Australia, ANZAC Highway , Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type honour_board

An ornately carved Australian Blackwood Honour Board dedicated to the 500 women workers who served at the Cheer Up Hut. Two fluted columns edge the board, on top of the left column is a naval crown, on the top of the right column is the badge of the AIF. Five panels of names in gold lettering, between the first and second and the fourth and fifth panels are effigies of gum tree trunks. Across the top of the names under the title is tree foliage of the Western Australian flowering red gum, the branches signifying the links of suburban and country branches of the society to the parent body. In the centre of the foliage is an effigy of the membership medal with the title surround "Cheer Up Hut Society Adelaide". The Cheer Up Society Hut in Adelaide was one of many around the Adelaide suburbs and rural South Australia; an almost identical building was erected at Peterborough. The Cheer Up Society was an organization hosted by women who provided a site where servicemen could take recreation leave, have meals and be entertained with dances, sing-a-longs and concerts.

Built Designed by Miss Blanche Francis who carved the emblems. Shaping and assembly, Mr. C.H. Martin. Lettering, Mr. Sawtell of Cowra Chambers
Opened by Unveiled by General Birdwood on March 8th 1919.


                                                                                   1914 CHEER-UP HUT WOMEN WORKERS 1920



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