Bairnsdale RSL Sub Branch

2 Forge Creek Rd Bairnsdale Victoria

A returned Sailors/Solders Club/Association was established in Bairnsdale in May 1918 and occupied facilities, provided by public subscriptions, in the 'Grand Coffee Palace' from September 1918. In May 1919 the Club's application to join the newly created RSSILA (Returned Sailors & Soldiers Imperial League) was approved and the Bairnsdale Sub-Branch established.
In 1971 the Bairnsdale RSL Club was formed receiving its license in March 1972. With membership growing steadily over the next two decades the Club took another bold step in its development of the entertainment facilities.

Our Charter
- To preserve the proud traditions of Australia's military history and to perpetuate and honour the memory of those who have suffered and died for Australia.
- To provide assistance to the sick, aged, disabled, destitute and needy among those who served, their dependents and community.
- To provide the means and facilities to enable social interaction between Members their friends and guests.

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memento embroidered

Bairnsdale RSL Sub Branch, Bairnsdale

silk hand embroaded memento Mrs P G Handcock from Bill Palistine 1941 Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Rising Sun Badge in centre Crown is centered on top of Garlands with flowers embossed in corners Blue fringed on all edges

Historical information

Hand embroaded on silk memento by Bill Handcock to his mother from Pelestine 1940. Main feature is the Rising Sun Bagde.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Palestine" Lower L/H Side, "1940" Lower R/H side, "Mrs P G Handcock /From Bill" centre bottom, "Australian Commonwealth /Military Forces, on Rising-Sun-Badge centre

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Momento Doily

Bairnsdale RSL Sub Branch, Bairnsdale

Hand •crochet cloth Doily, probably cotten, Dedication Inscription,Lone Pine Greater Love Lost rest in peace Pine tree, Flags / banners, Shield with cross,

Inscriptions & Markings

Embroided in the momento "LONE/PINE/GREATER/LOVE/REST/IN/PEACE".

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Print Anzacs Landing at Gallipoli - Landing of the Anzacs 25 April 1915

Bairnsdale RSL Sub Branch, Bairnsdale

Print framed under glass

Historical information

Displayed in the Bruthen Shire office untill shire ammalgamation

Significance

Localy historicaly significant

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to the Shire of Tambo from the Bruthen Sub-Branch R.S.L.I.L.A. June 9th 1925 (RHS) Presented to the Australian Commonwealth Governement by Austin Taylor esq London (LHS) From the original picture by Charles Dixon now in the National Art Gallery Sydney

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Rising Sun hat badge - Australia

Bairnsdale RSL Sub Branch, Bairnsdale

Rising Sun Badge Seven star with crown surmounted by the word "Australia". First Pattern Hat Badge

Historical information

The first Rising Sun badge design is by no means a mirror image of the Trophy of Arms on which it is thought to be designed. But it comes close to being a mirror image of part of the badge worn by the Victorian Cadet Forces circa1890. (WWW.diggerhistory)

Significance

Significant

Inscriptions & Markings

Seven Sun Star raidiating lines Australia inscribed over crown

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Their Name Liveth Vol VI Part II

Bairnsdale RSL Sub Branch, Bairnsdale

Red covered book Their name Liveth on top of cover Seal of Commonwealth War Graves Commission under Title

Historical information

Some Pictures of War Cemeteries of South -East Asia,The Pacific Islands and Japan 1914-1918 and 1939-1945

Significance

The Commonweath War Graves Commission has twice been called to upon to build Cemeteries and Memorialson the World battle fields

Inscriptions & Markings

Their Name Liveth Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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