Chance for new­com­ers to learn An­zac tra­di­tions

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Kar­ratha chil­dren were given to the op­por­tu­nity to learn about An­zac tra­di­tions at a cook­ing and in­for­ma­tion ses­sion hosted by the Pil­bara Com­mu­nity Le­gal Ser­vice.

More than 40 adults and chil­dren had the chance to cook and do craft at the Sal­va­tion Army last Thurs­day morn­ing.

Pil­bara Com­mu­nity Le­gal Ser­vice mi­grant set­tle­ment worker Is­abelle Galtier or­gan­ised the event to share Aus­tralia’s An­zac Day cus­toms with those new to the coun­try.

“(I work) to as­sist mi­grants fit into the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“I thought this was a good idea for mi­grants to get fa­mil­iar with An­zac tra­di­tions in Aus­tralia.”

Vol­un­teers from the Kar­ratha Au­tumn Club joined in to help the chil­dren make choco­late and An­zac bis­cuits.

Kids also en­joyed colouringin ac­tiv­i­ties, mak­ing red pop­pies and hear­ing about the An­zacs from Pil­bara Reg­i­ment War­rant Of­fi­cer Class Two James Waller.

“My short pre­sen­ta­tion was to in­tro­duce the au­di­ence not only to the im­por­tance of An­zac Day, but to talk about some of the rel­e­vant parts of the com­mem­o­ra­tion,” WO Waller said.

WO Waller also ex­plained dawn ser­vices, Last Post, the Ode and the sig­nif­i­cance of red pop­pies, An­zac bis­cuits and Simp­son and his don­key.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Skyler Townsend, Max­ium Burchell, and Bay­ley Hughes, all 4, make An­zac bis­cuits.

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