WAR VETERANS' HOME, NARRABEEN, SYDNEY.
Architects: Fowell, McConnel and Mansfield. , Builder: A. W. Edwards.
The home, which has been designed to accommodate 100 War Veterans, is being constructed under the joint auspices of the State branch of the Returned Soldiers' League and the Legacy Club, the foundation stone being laid last Anzac Day by the, Governor, Lord Wakehurst. The main block'is of two storeys with a lower ground floor on the north side, and contains administration offices, recreation, billiard and dining rooms and a kitchen to serve 100, which will be the number the home will ultimately accommodate. The remainder of the buildings will be separate cottage blocks scattered around the attractive grounds of 11 ½ acres overlooking Narrabeen Lakes; the site was made available by the Warringah Shire Council. Two of the ultimate ten cottage blocks are being built under the initial contract, which it is understood is in the vicinity of £15,000. WAR VETERANS' HOME, NARRABEEN, SYDNEY. (1938, September 7).Construction (Sydney, NSW : 1938 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved June 21, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222852810
Opportunities for Business
E. Spring-Brown was the tender accepted for the additions to the War Veterans' Home at Narrabeen. The additions include two dormitory blocks, two-storey additions to the main building and the Superintendent's building. £12,000 is the estimated cost.
Opportunities for Business (1942, December 23). Construction (Sydney, NSW : 1938 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222865248
GUNDAGAI, famed in song and story, not to mention
. the illustrious Dog on the Tucker Box, will be
\ commemorated further by its grand efforts on behalf of
t \ the War Veterans' Home scheme. A Committee
m set up under the Wool Trade War Fund of
r I N.S.W., has nearly £300 in hand, and money in
|?Mr the bag in the shape of orders on retention moneys
Hf at the rate of 1 s a bale on the clip for the duration
W of the war. So a country convalescent residence is
P home on the sheep's back! The Wool Trade War
Fund has done exceptionally well since its inauguration
in March, 1941. Two mobile canteens have been sent to
the Lord Mayor of London, help for extensions to the
War Veterans' Home at Narrabeen has resulted in some
splendid additions, and Jack's Day Fund benefited by
nearly £400. In fact, scarcely one of the major war
funds has not partaken of the 'woollies' ' generosity.
The Tottings OF A LADY ABOUT TOWN (1942, March 29). Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 25. Retrieved June 23, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article168969014
MRS. ARTHUR HOTCHKISS has
Fix this textS ' arranged a musicale at- her
\ home, Shangri-La, Wolsley Road,
( Point Piper, on May 27, at 8 p.m.
> Mrs. Hotchkiss is president of the
I Eastern Suburbs Branch Auxiliary of
5 the War Veterans' Home and pro-
\ ceeds of the concert will go to the
s Vocational Training Section of the
I home at Narrabeen.
LIFE of SYDNEY (1944, May 18). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954), p. 12. Retrieved June 23, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article248897019
URGENCY OF HOME FOR SERVICEMEN
Urgency of the appeal to provide accommodation for ex-servicemen at the War Veterans' Home was shown by the increasing number of men awaiting admission, Mr. Stephen H. Stack, said today.
Mr. Stack, honorary director of the War Veterans' Appeal, said, many of . these were . neryij cases who were unable to settle down in civilian life.
"They .are. not hospital cases, but just need a few weeks' rest in surroundings such as Nar-rabeen to enable them to carry on," said' Mr. Stack. . . "The need for Narrabeen is an urgent' one ' which 'cannot wait until the end of the. war. The Miss Australia competition being sponsored by "The Sun" is to aid the War Veterans' Appeal. Miss Audrey Johnson, 21, of Ourimbah-road, Mosman, Is today's entrant.A A blonde with blue eyes, she is a second entrant nominated by the Insurance Sub-branch RSL. Her father, a limbless soldier, served through the last war, and was wounded in France. Her brother is with the 6th Division in New Guinea. Miss Johnson is 5ft. 8in., weighs 9st, 61b„ loves riding, swimming, tennis and dancing. Born in Manly, she spent her childhood in the country near Bundanoon. Keen on amateur theatricals, she also finds time to help in Service clubs. Miss Jean Garling, a fifth generation Australian, who lias been nominated by the universal Service Group, plans to call on all Garlings in NSW. to help in her campaign.
Miss Audrey Johnson, photographed by Robert Johnstone.
Miss Coralle Kelly, well-known model, has been nominated by the Australian Corps of Signals Association. Full details and entry forms rans' Appeal. 546 George-street, rans'Appeal, 546 George-street. Sydney, MA5817 or MA4305.
URGENCY OF HOME FOR SERVICEMEN (1945, June 11). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230448617