Our History | Community rallied to help create local haven for war heroes

By Marion Sargent, Launceston Historical Society
April 25 2021 - 6:00am

When Governor Sir Francis Newdegate opened the Anzac Memorial Hostel on Anzac Day 1919, The Examiner reported that: "Henceforth there will stand in Patterson-street Launceston's monument to the gallants of Tasmania, which is so fitting that time will never efface from memory the valour of our troops, for the Anzac Memorial Hostel will stand for all time as a reminder."