Poppies in the park

Honour. A lasting tribute to World War I veterans stands tall at Anzac Park in Smithton. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee unveiled a sculpture of poppies during the Remembrance Day service on Sunday November 11. The service marked the Centenary of Armistice which ended the First World War. “The poppy is …

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Display of remembrance

Memory. Sunday November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War (1914-18). Circular Head RSL president Jason Chatwin welcomed all community members to the local service. “I’d like to see a lot of people there because it’s the 100th anniversary – it’s a milestone. “It’s good that 100 …

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Global film audience

Cinema. Start microwaving the popcorn: the Manhattan Short Film Festival is coming to Smithton. The phenomenon is a global film festival, screening in more than 350 towns and cities across six continents between next Thursday (September 27) and Sunday October 7. From 1565 short film entries from 73 countries, nine finalists have been chosen for …

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Remembering ‘Uncle Jim’

Experience. Phillip Wise, of Forest, had the honour of visiting the resting place of a relative who died during the Second World War. Overseas during Remembrance Day last year, Phillip visited the cemetery at Kanchanaburi, west Thailand and also laid a wreath on behalf of the Circular Head RSL committees and the wider community. Ever …

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Dedicated to community

Recognition. Jantze Fahey has been named Smithton Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year for 2017. Mrs Fahey was awarded the honour at the annual changeover dinner last Wednesday (July 5) at the Circular Head RSL. Recognised for her dedication to volunteering, Mrs Fahey says she had a special role model to look up to whilst …

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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 …

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Auxiliary loyalty

Honour. Circular Head RSL Women’s Auxiliary member Alsace “Topsy” Butler has been recognised for more than half a century of service. Mrs Butler was presented with a Life Membership to RSL Tasmania’s Women’s Auxiliary last Wednesday (March 15) by state vice president Vicki Walker. Joined by family, friends and fellow auxiliary members, the occasion was …

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Teddy Sheean grant for RSL

Project. Circular Head RSL is the recipient of $9070 in funding through the state government’s Teddy Sheean Memorial Grants Program. The funds will be spent on upgrading security at the Nelson Street sub branch, providing a safer atmosphere for staff and patrons as well as deterring crime in the building’s car park. “We realised that …

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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 …

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