A life dedicated to others

Commemorate. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee has unveiled its latest project, dedicating it to a local veteran. Two seats have been installed outside the Circular Head RSL with the hope of providing a place to reflect and remember the sacrifices of past and present servicemen and women. The installations were unveiled …

1 year ago

Close to home

Experience. Emmerton Park commemorated Anzac Day with a service on Monday, hearing from a special guest. Stanley resident and retired Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Kel Bryant shared what April 25 means to him. “I go back a long way to when I was just a young boy and I remember my father getting …

1 year ago
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A day to reflect and honour

Remembrance. Anzac Day services across Circular Head will be an opportunity to commemorate the anniversary of the initial landing at Gallipoli. Dawn services will be held at Smithton, Stanley and Marrawah from 6am on Tuesday, main services will follow throughout the day. Captain Gregory Laxton, of the Royal Australian Navy, will be a guest speaker …

1 year ago

Garden of Remembrance

Honour. On Anzac Day, community members will have the opportunity to commemorate the sacrifice of those who have served. Circular Head RSL Women’s Auxiliary will pay tribute with the Garden of Remembrance at Smithton’s Anzac Park with individual crosses, to remember those diggers who sacrificed their lives and those who have since died. Community members …

2 years ago

Gallipoli feel at Godfreys

Project. Newly installed lights and a flag pole now add another dimension to the commemorative pavers at Godfreys Beach, Stanley. The World War I Centenary Stanley Sub-committee of the Circular Head RSL Sub Branch was the recipient of a community grant from the Circular Head Council, allowing for two solar bollard lights and a permanent …

2 years ago

Spirit of Anzac lives on 

Remembrance. Circular Head will pause this Monday to reflect those who have served for Australia and New Zealand on the one-hundred-and-first anniversary of the initial landing at Gallipoli. As the sun rises in the east, the community will stand to hear the bugle ring out the Last Post followed by a minute’s silence during the …

2 years ago
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Anzac Day services

Friday April 22, 2016  Emmerton Park’s Anzac Day Service, 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Monday April 25, 2016 (Anzac Day) Stanley Dawn service: Stanley Cenotaph, 6am. Main service: Stanley Cenotaph, 9am. (Assemble at Church Street at 8.30am, for commencement of march at 8.45am.) Smithton Dawn service: Smithton Cenotaph, 6am. Followed by breakfast at the Circular Head RSL. Main service: Smithton Cenotaph, 10.30am. (Assemble at Emmett Street …

3 years ago

Garden of Remembrance

Honour. The Circular Head branch of The War Widows’ Guild of Australia will once again commemorate fallen soldiers with the Garden of Remembrance at Smithton this Anzac Day. The 10.15am service will remember lost diggers, with crosses lined up in the garden, paying tribute to those who served in the army, navy and air force. Crosses …

3 years ago

Anzac Day appreciation

Myself and family travelled from Hobart and Queensland respectively to attend the Anzac Day commemorations in Smithton this year. I would like to say how fantastic the town itself looked, and the cenotaph area is simply outstanding. I would also like to sincerely congratulate the team of volunteers responsible for the amazing efforts put in …

3 years ago
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