RESTORED: Dunoon Community Hall president Ian Murray, Dunoon War Memorial sub branch member Helen Wallace, and Dunoon Hall member and member of the Lismore RSL sub branch Pauline Maczkowiack.
RESTORED: Dunoon Community Hall president Ian Murray, Dunoon War Memorial sub branch member Helen Wallace, and Dunoon Hall member and member of the Lismore RSL sub branch Pauline Maczkowiack. Cathy Adams

Dunoon war memorial restored for first time since 1934

DUNOON residents have rolled up their sleeves to restore the town's war memorial for the first time since it was unveiled on Anzac Day 1934.

Dunoon Hall Committee member Pauline Maczkowiack said the restoration was only possible through a $5000 NSW Premier and Cabinet Community Funds grant.

"The memorial has been restored and had a flag put up and its going to be rededicated," she said.

"Being the centenary of Anzac we thought it was a good time to apply for a grant to restore the memorial."

Without the help of locals, Mrs Maczkowiack said the grant wouldn't have covered the restoration costs.

"Tradesmen and people in the community volunteered their time free at three working bees during April," she said.

"The hard labour got done that way which saved us money and local businesses helped out with discounted products, which was good."

First World War soldiers featured on the war memorial are George James, Arthur Raymond Humphrys Cochrane, Sydney Alfred Florey, Albert Edward Jarvis, Nesbitt William Thomas Black, John Thomas Meskell, Michael Gaffney, Norman Edgar Stuart Munro, William Michael Riley, James Stanley Summers, Peter Sinclair McKinnon, Edwin Raymond Welsh, Henry Oscar Birke, Charles Edward Cameron, John Henry Elliott, William Samuel Elliott and William Robert Elliott.

Residents who served in the Second World War named on the left side of the memorial are PJ Cawley, GF Haiser, GF Knowles, J Leeson, MJ Roffey, CA Smith, MJ Cook.

The rededication will be held on Saturday from 11am.



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