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Celebrating 100 Years

Dereel Soldier's Memorial Hall

Celebrating 100 Years of the Dereel Soldier’s Memorial Hall

The 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Dereel Soldier’s Memorial Hall will be celebrated on Saturday 22nd May. This is an event for all members of the Dereel community.

The history display is presented by Julie Donaghy. Julie has been researching the history of Dereel for many years and has accumulated maps, documents, memorabilia and objects of historical significance. Julie’s collection will be on display in the Hall all day.

Dereel History Display

Saturday 22nd May

10am to 4pm

Dereel Soldier’s Memorial Hall
14 Swamp Road, Dereel
(just off the Colac-Ballarat Road).

Program for Saturday 22nd May

10am The hall will be opened by our Golden Plains Mayor, Helena Kirby

10.30am Dereel/Enfield Scouts will be doing a Flag Raising Ceremony with the Australian, Indigenous & Torres Strait Islander Flags

11am A Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony with Barry Gilson, Wadawurrung Man, Singer, Poet and Storyteller

A free BBQ will follow at the public Rotunda area, near the Skate Park

The history display will include local history of the Hall, original town plan and buildings, the families who settled here, the local racecourse, gold mining, Dereel Co-Op, family history, maps, schools, and Churches.

Historical photographs of Dereel will be projected onto the wall

This event is sponsored by Golden Plains Wind Farm. It is a COVID Safe Event.

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