Hay War Memorial High School Museum

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The Hay War Memorial High School Museum commemorates both Hay and district war service and the life of the school itself in a unique war memorial which has served the Hay community since 1923. As a museum within a school it aims to connect young people today to young people from the past.

The Hay War Memorial High School was opened in 1923 as the town’s war memorial. It was built to honour those volunteers who lost their lives on active service during Word War I. Of the 641 men who served in World War I, 103 did not return. This impacted greatly on the Hay and district community, who had one of the largest enlistment rates for a small town in Australia.

Honour rolls hang in the school hall and stone tablets listing those who died in World War I flank the entrance to the school. The large numbers of names on these honour rolls represent the extraordinary commitment made by this district to the Great War.

The museum’s collection preserves medals, photographs, uniforms, letters and diaries of local servicemen and women and the history of the school and its students.

Location:
Pine St
Hay, NSW 2711

Website:
http://www.haywarmem-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/museum/

Phone Number:
02 6993 1408

Hours of Operation:
During school terms the museum is open between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

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