Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

DOOLBI: The Krupp How­itzer, a war tro­phy do­nated to the res­i­dents of the Isis dis­trict af­ter the First World War, has had its regular “spruce up” cour­tesy of the Ro­tary Club of Childers. The can­non, which sits un­der cover next to the for­mer Coun­cil Cham­bers and Hall of Mem­o­ries, was fully re­fur­bished by Childers Ro­tary about 15 years ago and has been cleaned and re-oiled with a lano­lin based protective coat­ing each year since. Childers Ro­tary pres­i­dent John Cole said the club was keen to see the can­non in pris­tine or­der for An­zac Day and had staged a work­ing bee to gur­ney the can­non and me­mo­rial sur­rounds and un­der­take the re-oil­ing. The can­non was a war tro­phy based on the high en­list­ment per head of pop­u­la­tion dur­ing the First World War.


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