Wyalong Soldiers Memorial School of Arts

World War 1 Memorials Project

Wyalong Soldiers' Memorial Hall at front; School of Arts at rear. Image courtesy of the Bland District Historical Society.

Wyalong Soldiers’ Memorial Hall at front; School of Arts at rear. Image courtesy of the Bland District Historical Society.

Wyalong is a quiet town of 800 people located 5km east of West Wyalong in the Central West region, 480km from Sydney.

There appears to be no record of when the Wyalong School of Arts was first built but it iss believed to be about 1900. Like many Schools of Arts, at that time, it was erected towards the rear of its lot, the long term plan being that in better times a much more impressive front section could be added.

In 1921, this happened when the new Soldiers’ Memorial Hall was added at the front. Erected in memory of those who served in World War One, the mostly brick Memorial Hall features two marble tablets on which the names of soldiers from the Municipality are recorded. One tablet lists all those who served and the other records those who died in service.

The Wyalong Soldiers’ Memorial Hall continues to serve its community as the home of the local FM Community Radio station.

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