Wanneroo Remembers: The Centenary of Armistice
Australians who served during World War I are being honoured in a poignant exhibition at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre. Wanneroo Remembers: The Centenary of Armistice was officially opened by Mayor Tracey Roberts and featured reflective speeches by Jack Le Cras, President of the Wanneroo RSL Sub-Branch; and Margaret Cockman, Freeman of the City and Peter Tuck, member of the Wanneroo RSL Sub-Branch, co-authors of the Wanneroo War Memorial booklet. At the time of committing to the war, Australia had a population of less than five million; 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner. Twenty-three members of the Wanneroo community served in what was known at the time as the ‘War to End All Wars’. In the 100th anniversary of the end of the global conflict, this exhibition showcases their moving stories and the poetry of the Australian women who waited for their return.
Armistice, or Remembrance Day, services will be held throughout the City on Sunday 11 November.
The Wanneroo RSL, in conjunction with the Naval Association, will host a commemoration service and concert at Memorial Park on Civic Drive in Wanneroo, commencing at 10.45am. Other activities include an afternoon concert and vintage military vehicle and memorabilia displays. Contact Lorrie Mucciarone on 0402 277 656 or Jack le Cras on 9409 1014.
Quinns Rocks RSL will host a service at the Quinns Rocks Sports Club on Tapping Way, Quinns from 10.45am. Contact Peter Meldrum on 0421 116 599.
Yanchep RSL will host a service at Yanchep National Park Memorial from 10.30am followed by a Veterans march at 11am. Contact Malcolm Gow on 0401 646 183.
Jack Le Cras and other guests at the exhibition opening on Friday 19 October 2018.