An­zacs earn their stripes

Guardian Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d486971

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.

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