Kumbia and District Memorial School of Arts

Location of Kumbia and District Memorial School of Arts

29-31 Bell Street
Kumbia QLD 4610

A Memorial School of Arts building, dedicated to the memory of 23 young men from the Kumbia District who made the supreme sacrifice in the First World War 1914 - 1918. The recognition of this sacrifice is displayed on an Honour Stone, located at the front entrance of the building. The Stone consists of a vertical marble slab, set atop a three step plinth. The slab is inscribed. The School of Arts also contains commemorative and memorial elements including two significant Honour Boards to WWI and WWII individuals from the district.

Inscription

Honour Stone:

MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF ARTS

1914 1918

ERECTED IN MEMORY OF

THE FALLEN OF KUMBIA AND DISTRICT

Building:

Kumbia and District

MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF ARTS INC.

EST 1922

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Building
Commemorative services held
ANZAC Day services are held at the Hall and the building has traditionally been used on a variety of commemorative occasions. The Catafalque Party is represented by members of the Australian Defence Force from the Oakey Aviation Base.
Additional information

The School of Arts was built in 1922 in memory of the 'Fallen' from the district and has remained a central meeting place for the community in the area. The first ANZAC Day service was held at the School of Arts in 1929.

Recorded by
Gayle Carroll, Secretary, Kumbia and District Memorial School of Arts
Date recorded
10 December 2009

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