Anzac Day saw the culmination of 18 months’ planning come to fruition and what a wonderful day it was.
As a sub-committee of the CH RSL WWI Centenary Committee, a small group of passionate people from Stanley wished to show – in a tangible form – that the 86 fallen soldiers linked to Circular Head had not been forgotten on this centenary year of the landing at Gallipoli.
A dignified commemorative area was designed and two wonderful tradesmen, John Costa and Mick Perry, brought this to fruition.
It was not only their individual expertise but the pride and love they put into this project which was a pleasure to watch.
Every little detail was carefully considered and they both worked to a very tight deadline.
They have ensured with their high work ethic that this commemorative area will still be here 100 years on.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank the local sponsors as without them this project could not have been completed: Hearts ‘n’ Crafts Community Shop; Stanley Chamber of Commerce; Lions Club of Rocky Cape/Stanley; Tasmanian Dairy Products; Jacobs Family; Alan and Max Smedley; Peter and Marion Berry; Bernard and Ellen Atkins; Anderson/Cranswick family relatives.
Sue Smedley, Stanley