Wan­neroo Re­mem­bers: The Cen­te­nary of Armistice

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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.

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