At 11.30am on Wednesday (13 Nov 1918] one thousand students of Nott Street State School paraded in the school grounds where they saluted the flag, sang the National Anthem and patriotic airs.
The students were addressed by the headmaster, Mr Richards, Cr J P Crichton, chairman of the school committee, and Mr J L Murphy MLA.
Mr Richards gave an apology from…
WWC Band Rotunda. Photo by David Thompson.
At the meeting of the Women's Welcome Committee (WWC) held on Thursday 31 January 1918, Mrs E F Russell reminded the group of an intention raised some time ago to erect a monument on Sinclair Parade to commemorate the memory of fallen soldiers and the work of the committee. She suggested a band rotunda and…
It is unfair to say that 1918 marks the pinnacle of the work of the Women's Welcoming Committee (WWC) because they welcomed all but the first troopship returning to our piers right through the war until 1920.
They did much more besides including the erection of the Band Rotunda on the foreshore as "there is no sweeter commemoration than music", as…