Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Restored WWI Honour Board Takes Pride of Place at School

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Restored WWI Honour Board Takes Pride of Place at School

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Byline: REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au

AN IMPORTANT piece of Broadwater's history has been saved and given a new lease on life.

The World War I honour board, which lists the names of more than 60 local people who served in the war, had deteriorated over the years, with the wood cracked and dusty and the names faded.

But thanks to a $3830 grant from the Department of Veterans' Affairs, it now looks new again. And it's perfect timing for Anzac Day celebrations today at the Broadwater Public School, where the board is displayed.

Student councillor Sally Cattle will be giving a speech on behalf of her fellow students, and she said it was great the honour board looked so good.

"The colour of it wasn't very good before," she said. "And it was kind of hidden away where no one could see it.

"We're going to have it on display from now on."

Betty Archer, who has lived in the village for more than 60 years, said the honour board read like a 'who's who' of old Broadwater. …

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