Anzacs earn their stripes
AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand soldiers have again joined forces to restore two Mt Hawthorn bus stops ahead of the centenary next month of Armistice Day, which ended World War I.
While in New Zealand recently, Friends of Anzac Cottage president Pete Ramsay saw the work of Kiwi soldiers on a bus stop, which was used as the inspiration for two stops near the cottage on Kalgoorlie Street and Anzac Road.
The Kalgoorlie Street stop will tell of the Gallipoli Peninsula conflict in Turkey at the start of WWI while the Anzac Road stop will reflect the Vietnam War, Anzac soldiers serving at their base of Nui Dat and the WA branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia that restored the cottage.
Soldiers Ryan Bellis, Mark Johnson, Andy Good and Thomas Ellis are restoring two bus stops near the Anzac Memorial Cottage to mark the centenary of Armistice Day in November.