Remembering the Anzacs

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In 1916, the Rev. John Boardman of St Alban’s at Five Dock wrote to parishioners, ‘This Easter has been different to any former ones, for we had scarcely finished the solemn services before we were commemorating Anzac Day, a day and a word that were unknown or unthought of last Easter and yet a name that will last as long as Australia continues’.

It is now approaching the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli and the City of Canada Bay will be marking the occasion through several events in 2015. Local Studies welcomes the loan of photographs of local men and women who served in the First World War to copy and add to the ‘Canada Bay Connections’ image library.

The photograph shows the opening of the Five Dock War Memorial Bandstand in Five Dock Park by Gallipoli veteran Major General Charles H. Brand CB CMG DSO on the 28 January 1923.

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Posted on April 16, 2013, in Five Dock and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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