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    Missing Honour Boards Project

    World War I Honour Boards are still being discovered out in the community but the attention and efforts of the Geelong Honours Them Project Team are currently focused on a list of over sixty Honour Boards that may now be lost to the annals of time. A painstaking effort to...

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    It was a moving personal experience…

    Reflections from a volunteer contributor to the Geelong Honours Them WWI Honour Boards Project During 2020, I worked as part of a team with the task of transcribing names from the digital images of World War I Honour Boards for the Geelong Honours Them project. The process involved studying hundreds...

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    The Geelong Peace Memorial

    The Geelong Peace Memorial faces directly into Johnstone Park, which is bounded by Fenwick, Mercer, Little Malop and Gheringhap Streets, and Railway Terrace. Facing directly onto Johnstone Park, the building known as the Geelong Peace Memorial is located in an area initially reserved as public space in the 1858 Geelong...

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    Identical Honour Boards in different locations

    Two identical Honour Boards have been located and photographed in different locations. The Moorabool Presbyterian Church Honor Roll was located in the Bannockburn Presbyterian Church and its identical twin is in the Anakie Presbyterian Church. An article in the Geelong Advertiser 26 June 1918 goes some way to explaining the...

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    The Mission School Honor Roll

    The Mission School for Destitute Children was opened in Yarra Street Geelong in 1876 following the closing of Ragged schools. Children in need were fed, clothed and educated was sponsored by a number of local women and led by Mrs G M (Annie) Hitchcock wife of George (founder of Geelong...

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