Service salute

The Chronicle, Wednesday April 22: one of the best yet and high time that Barry Smith finally received the recognition for 20 years of service to the Circular Head community for his musical talent, given freely in playing the The Last Post at the majority of the Anzac Day services at Stanley, Smithton and Marrawah. …

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Standing on the shore

Smithton Police Senior Constable Shaun Cackett was one of 86 Tasmanians to be successful in the ballot to attend the Anzac Day Centenary commemorations at Gallipoli. He shares his once-in-a-lifetime experience with the community. In 2005, I was at a barbecue chatting to a few mates when the topic of Anzac Day came up and …

4 years ago

Anzac legend lives on 

Event. One hundred years on from the initial landing of soldiers on the shores of Gallipoli, Circular Head residents collectively paused during remembrance services on Saturday. On a day which continues to mark the birth of a nation’s distinctive wartime legacy, the special centenary milestone drew remarkable crowds to dawn and main services in Smithton, …

4 years ago
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ANZAC DAY SERVICES

Friday April 24, 2015  Emmerton Park’s Anzac Day Service, 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Saturday April 25, 2015 (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.) Following the service there will be a procession to Godfreys Beach, where a dedication ceremony will take place at the new …

4 years ago

Centenary stones

Preparations. Memorial plinths have been erected in Smithton’s Anzac Park in time for centenary commemorations taking place later this month. As the community readies itself for what is expected to be the most significant Anzac Day to date, volunteers have been busily preparing to honour the milestone in visible ways. Following the 10.30am service at Smithton on Saturday …

4 years ago

Set in stone

Project. Stanley’s new memorial at King Park is coming together one piece at a time as Anzac Day’s Centenary commemorations draw closer. Surrounded by the Nut on one side and Green Hills on the other, the dedicatory centrepiece will be highlighted by a rustic stone wall and a display of brick pavers containing the personal …

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Cross call-out

Tribute. Requests are open for a time-honoured tradition providing a unique way to remember those who served on Anzac Day. Organised by Circular Head residents with a connection to the War Widows’ Guild of Australia, the Field of Remembrance is made up of small crosses; each personally tailored to pay tribute to fallen war servicemen …

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Push for projects

Group. Circular Head RSL Centenary Committee members have welcomed additional financial support in their efforts to complete commemorative projects across the region. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley met with those involved at Smithton’s Anzac Park on Friday morning, where he received an update on draft plans and officially delivered $18,188 under the ANZAC Centenary …

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A fresh tree-dition

Recognition. A new Aleppo Pine seedling will be nurtured in Smithton’s Anzac Park to maintain a significant icon on Anzac Day. The species was first planted on the local memorial grounds to mark the 75th anniversary of Anzac Day in 1990, but was deemed dangerous by an arborist and removed last year. To replace the …

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