Spir­ited salute to An­zacs

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Alison Bald­ing

COLOUR­FUL mo­saics pay­ing trib­ute to the An­zacs have been un­veiled in Daw­son Mall.

Korean War vet­eran and Black­town Coun­cil­lor Char­lie Lowles did the hon­ours wear­ing the World War I rib­bons of his late fa­ther.

“It was sup­posed to be the war that ended all wars, but then came World War II and con­flicts con­tinue – that’s why we don’t cel­e­brate, we com­mem­o­rate,” Cr Lowles said.

He said the works com­ple­mented the ex­ist­ing tile mo­saics at Mt Druitt Swim­ming Cen­tre, The Mt Druitt Hub, and Daw­son Mall play­ground equip­ment.

“The art­work re­flects the con­tem­po­rary con­nec­tion be­tween Mt Druitt res­i­dents and the An­zac tra­di­tion,” Cr Lowles said.

Jan Clev­eringa and Ab­bas Makrab de­signed the mo­saics in con­sul­ta­tion with Mt Druitt His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Mt Druitt Cham­ber of Commerce, Rooty Hill RSL Sub Branch and Coly­ton Pub­lic School.

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