Curlwaa Memorial Hall / Mechanics' Institute
World War 1 Memorials Project
Curlwaa Memorial Hall / Mechanics’ Institute – WWI Honour Roll. Images courtesy of the Management Committee.
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Curlwaa is a small irrigation settlement of 400 people located near to Wentworth on the Murray River, 1000km from Sydney.
The Curlwaa Mechanics’ Institute was opened in the early 1900s. The Mechanics’ Institute term was dropped fairly early and it was generally known as the Curlwaa Hall. After the Second World War the original outdoor WW I monument was dismantled, as it had become a traffic hazard. The hall had become quite rundown and was renovated to become the Curlwaa Memorial Hall, which was officially opened in 1958. Panels were mounted either side of the main door recording the names of those who had died in the First and Second World Wars respectively. The original Honour Rolls recording all who had served were retained in the Hall.
The hall continues to serve its community as a venue for social functions, meetings and other gatherings both pubic and private.
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