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Location 97 Albany Highway, Kojonup, Western Australia, Australia
Type buildings
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Memorial Hall

The hall was built in 1925-6 to commemorate those who lost their lives in WWI. The architect was F. J. Coote and the builder, A Thomson. The decision to build the hall was a controversial one at the time, and eventually the issue was decided conclusively by a local referendum. It was mainly due to the energetic fundraising undertaken by the local RSL that the hall was built and furnished. The foundation stone was laid by JG Findlay on 11 November 1925, and the hall was oficially opened by Major-General Sir JJ Talbot-Hobbs CMG, KCMC, VD on Friday 20 August 1926.

The hall continues to be an important community facility for Kojonup residence.

The memorial foyer features an unusual stained glass ceiling and a marble scroll of honour bearing the names of the fallen

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Built Monument Designer: Frank J. Coote (Architect) Monument Manufacturer: Alex Thomson (Builder)
Opened 20 August 1926 by Major-General Sir Talbot Hobbs
Inscription

1926

Memorial Hall

Kojonup

Condition

Good

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