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  • [Local News] Anzac Day Services and events

    Friday 25 April 2014   Bellbowrie – Dawn Service Time:  5.30am (please be in position by 5.25 am) Place:  Bellbowrie War Memorial in Booker Place (Lions Park), Birkin Road. ...

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  • [Local News] ANZAC Day cricket match on again

    On 17 December 1915, the Australian soldiers of the 2/14 Light Horse held a cricket match at a place now called Shell Green at Gallipoli. As a mark of ...

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Anzac Day Services and events

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:22

Friday 25 April 2014

 

Bellbowrie – Dawn Service

Time:  5.30am (please be in position by 5.25 am)

Place:  Bellbowrie War Memorial in Booker Place (Lions Park), Birkin Road.

After the service, the Moggill Girl Guides will be serving the usual ‘gunfire breakfast’ (with suitable supplement in the tea and coffee for those who would like it) for the donation of a gold coin.

You may wish to bring a torch so that you can read the program, and perhaps join in singing the hymns and the Australian Anthem.

 

Kenmore – Morning Service and March

Time: 

7.45 am – Assembly for students and community groups – Kenmore Road outside Our Lady of the Rosary, 1 Kenmore Rd, Kenmore.

8.00 am - Assembly for veterans – OLR carpark.

8.15 am – March off from OLR to the Kenmore War Memorial.

8.30 am – service – Kenmore War Memorial - Cnr Phillipa St and Moggill Rd, Kenmore

After the service, Kenmore Rotary will be providing the usual morning tea in the Kenmore Village Centre in the Clock Court, with ANZAC biscuits kindly baked and donated by Kenmore Girl Guides.

 

 Pinjarra Hills

Time: 10.30 am

Place: Fairview RSL Care,2603 Moggill Road, Pinjarra Hills

 

'Shell Green'  Cricket Match

Time:  1.00 pm

Place:  Brookfield Show Grounds, Brookfield Road, Brookfield

The Brookfield United Cricket Club will be holding a Commemorative Cricket Match on ANZAC Day.  The match will honour past and serving members of the Australian Defence Force in keeping with the ANZAC tradition.

The two teams will compete for the Shell Green Trophy as part of an effort to raise funds for the Australian Peace Keepers Memorial Project and the Mates for Mates Project.

Player of the match will be presented with the Cpl Matthew Hopkins Shiled. Cpl Matthew Hopkins was a former student of Kenmore State High School and was killed in action in Afghanistan.

A bar and refreshments will be available (as this is a fully licenced event please note no BYO alcohol allowed).

There will be an opportunity for people to take part in a two-up game. There will also be live music, raffles and a jumping castle.

In the evening, following a match,  there will be a screening of the movie “Gallipoli”.

 

 

 

 

 

War veterans travel free on ANZAC Day

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:25

War veterans travelling to and from ANZAC Day events on Friday 25 April will receive free travel on any South East Queensland transport service.

War veterans wearing uniform or service medals can travel free on any South East Queensland bus, train or ferry service.

Free travel is also available to family members wearing the medals of servicemen and women who are marching on behalf of veterans as well as Girls’ Brigade, Boys’ Brigade, Scouts and military cadets.

Additional early morning bus and train services will be available for people attending the 4.28am dawn service at ANZAC Square in the Brisbane CBD.

Early-morning buses will operate on a number of routes including those departing from Moggill.

Please remember to allow a little extra time if travelling into the city due to road closures for ANZAC Day events.

Also, please be aware that many public transport services across South East Queensland will operate to a Sunday or public holiday timetable on ANZAC Day

You can check the times of additional bus and train services before travelling by visiting www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, anytime.

For those wishing to attend ANZAC services in our local area, details of the Dawn Service at Bellbowrie and the March and Morning Service at Kenmore are available here.

 

 

 

ANZAC Day cricket match on again

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:05

On 17 December 1915, the Australian soldiers of the 2/14 Light Horse held a cricket match at a place now called Shell Green at Gallipoli.

As a mark of respect for ANZAC Day and ANZACs, this event is now commemorated with a cricket match on ANZAC Day at the Brookfield Showgrounds.

This is the third year the ‘Shell Green Trophy’ match has been held at Brookfield.

Organisers have taken great care to avoid any clash with ANZAC Day commemoration services or social gatherings immediately after.

This year it will start at 1.00 pm with the Brookfield State School choir singing the Australian and New Zealand Anthems and students from Kenmore State High School reciting the Ode and playing the Last Post.

This match itself will be played between the Brookfield United Cricket Club and the Australian Army XI.

The winning team will be presented with the Shell Green Trophy, won last year by the army team. The Player of the Match will be presented with the Cpl Matthew Hopkins Shield. Cpl Matthew Hopkins was a former student of Kenmore State High School and was killed in action in Afghanistan. This presentation is expected to be made by Cpl Hopkins’ parents.

There will be an opportunity for people to take part in a two-up game. There will also be live music, raffles and a jumping castle.

A bar and refreshments will be available (as this is a fully licenced event please note no BYO alcohol allowed).

Catering will comprise both Australian meals of the day (such as bully beef) and Sri Lankan dishes. The Sri Lankan connection is to honour the Ceylonese Tea Planters Association whose members made up the personal guard for General Birdwood at Gallipoli.

Entry by gold coin donation.

Funds raised on the day will go towards the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project and the Mates for Mates Project.

Before the match, Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan will present the Army with their commemorative shirts, Cr Margaret de Wit, Councillor for Pullenvale Ward will present shirts to the Brookfield team and I will present shirts to the umpires.

In the evening there will be a screening of the movie “Gallipoli”.

I encourage all local residents and particularly those with service connections within their families to think about attending as a way of remembering and celebrating those who gave so much in the service of our country, and in particular those who made the supreme sacrifice.

 

   

ANZAC DAY

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:12

This article on the history of ANZAC Day and its significance was written by local resident Cleve Whitworth JP.

ANZAC DAY

At 0428 on the morning of 25th April 1915 the then little known Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli was to become a byword for one of the most tragic and inept campaigns of the First World War.  No other single event would do more to mould the national psyche of Australians.  None of the Australian soldiers who landed that day could possibly have realised the profound and lasting effect that this day would have on future generations of Australians.  This campaign was not only tragic in its overall concept, but the folly was compounded when the first wave of troops was mistakenly landed one mile from its true objective, in an area previously regarded as an impossible place for a night landing.  As the Australians were slaughtered by the Turks their commanders suggested withdrawing, but the British General, Hamilton, on board the battleship Queen Elizabeth, ordered them to hang on.

After eight months of hopeless bloody carnage, trying to wrest the enemy from its topographical bastion the Anzacs were finally withdrawn.  They had lost eight thousand men.  The Australian’s heroism had been such that nine of them were awarded the Victoria Cross.  One of the most enduring images to come out of the campaign was that of Simpson, the stretcher bearer who ran the gamut of Shrapnel Gully with his little donkey, Duffy.  Simpson, for all his bravery was not to win a medal or recognition from his superiors for his actions.

This day, 25th April, was to become known as Anzac day, with a mythology that was to become arguably the most important day of the year in Australia.  Australia, as nation in 1914, had high expectations and preconceived ideas of how their fighting men would respond to battle.  Even before Federation children had been raised on patriotism and books of daring escapades.  In a supplement to the Education Gazette and Teachers Aid of 29th October 1901 the Minister of Education stated that, ‘while recognising in full the good work that has been done by teachers in the past in fostering, in those in their care, devotion to the Sovereign, and love of their country’ he considered the time opportune for the systematic effort to maintain and increase, if possible, the patriotic sentiments.  To this end, on national occasions, he ordered that lessons inculcating patriotism be given, songs of national character be sung and the ceremony of saluting the flag be performed.  Every Monday morning, at school, the children were formed up in a hollow square facing the flagpole and at a given signal the boys would salute and the girls would stand to attention. 

Read more: ANZAC DAY

 

Please be careful in school zones

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:18

As students return to school this week, I would like to urge motorists to  watch their speed driving through school zones.

Please be careful around our schools:

· Park safely on the same side of the road as the school rather than opposite where possible, and let children out on the kerbside

· Avoid reversing

· Never double park

· Never call to children from across the road – cross the road to meet them.

Children are not adults and can be unpredictable around roadways.  Please be careful! 

   

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