The Barmera District War Memorial Community Centre Inc celebrates its 75th anniversary in June 2021.

The concept of the Community Centre would appear to have been the brain child of Allan Tonkin, Manager of the Hotel 1946, who envisaged a co-operative organisation to oversee the establishment and maintenance of civic projects, and monetary support for sporting and charitable bodies, using the funds from the then profitable Community Hotel.
The founding committee included: E.B Farmer (Chairman), Allan Tonkin (Secretary), R.O Fox, M.S Hunt, A.A McFarlane, E.D Sims, W.C Garrard and J.C Cockin.

*Information obtained from ‘A Brief History of Barmera’ book.