Kurilpa War Memorial Clock and Chimes, plus Honour Board, Kurilpa Library

Location of Kurilpa War Memorial Clock and Chimes, plus Honour Board, Kurilpa Library

178 Boundary Street
West End QLD 4101

Inscription

(On Honour Board inside Library entrance)

THE CLOCK AND CHIMES IN THIS TOWER

1914–1918

WERE ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF KURILPA

IN HONOUR

AND APPRECIATION OF THOSE WHO ENLISTED FROM

KURILPA

AND WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE GREAT WAR

IN MEMORIAM

(81 names listed, see photo of honour board)

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Building
Commemorative services held

None

Additional information

The West End School of Arts, which included a two storey brick building (not extant), was opened on Boundary Street in early 1889.

In 1928-29 a new two storey brick building, the Kurilpa Municipal Library, was added to the south of the School of Arts building, funded by the Brisbane City Council.

A tower was included in the library’s design specifically to accommodate a clock with Westminster chimes – purchased as a soldiers’ memorial with funds raised by the Kurilpa War Memorial Ladies’ Committee.

The clock and chimes, plus an accompanying bronze honour board, were unveiled on 21 April 1929.

Recorded by
Paul Granville
Date recorded
23 March 2017

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