Foster and District Historical Society’s Great War Memorial Cross is still looking for a permanent home.
After the historical society’s successful exhibition, ‘South Gippsland at War,’ many people suggested the war memorial cross and accompanying honour scrolls which were a part of the exhibition should be on permanent public display.
Foster’s main hall, the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre (FWMAC), was suggested as the logical place for this public display.
The hall committee requested the historical society and RSL run a survey to ascertain community interest in this suggestion, and this was duly done.
A total of 420 people completed the survey, with 408 in favour of the cross going on display in the FWMAC, 8 being neutral and 4 against.
Representatives of the historical society and the RSL presented the results to the hall committee, but much to their surprise the survey results were rejected and the move to the FWMAC was knocked back.