Coburg R.S.S.A.I.L.A. Sub-Branch Memorial Hall

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Location Coburg RSL, 323 Sydney Road, Coburg, Moreland - Victoria, Australia
Type buildings
Description

Hall and plaque

It was not until after the end of World War Two that the idea of having a separate memorial hall for the sub branch was proposed. The building was to be in Sydney Road (opposite the Grand Theatre - today the Vizzini Social Club) and extend to Hunt Street).

In 1946 the Mayor of Coburg Cr A.R. Bateman launched a fund-raising 'Queen' Carnival in the hope that they could raise £25,000 by the following Anzac Day. By the early 1950’s the Sub Branch had enough funds to buy and build their own clubrooms at 4 Hunt Street with labour provided by the members.

The RSL moved into their new building officially in late 1956. And when they did, the building bore no resemblance to the initial designs proposed in 1946 as the clubrooms were renovated in a series of works and now included the area on which we stand acquired in early 1957 to form one big block. After that time over 8 years or so to 1964 the premise was extended, giving the appearance we see today with the grassed frontage set back from Sydney Road.

Little has changed since then save for the addition of a cenotaph and flag poles in 2004. The cenotaph was from the Brunswick Sub Branch on Brunswick Road and moved here when that sub-branch closed in 2002.
The Coburg RSL History.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 6 April 1957 by Lieut-Gen, The Hon. Sir Edmund Herring K.C.M.G., K.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. Lieut-Governor & Chief Justice Of Victoria
Inscription

COBURG SUB-BRANCH R.S.S.A.I.L.A.
MEMORIAL HALL

Dedicated To The Memory Of Those Who
Paid The Supreme Sacrifice

Officially Opened By
Lieut-Gen, The Hon. Sir Edmund Herring
K.C.M.G., K.B.E., D.S.O., M.C.
Lieut-Governor & Chief Justice Of Victoria
6th April 1957

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