5 November 2018
Residents in the Gunnedah Shire can come together to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War on 11 November 2018, as Remembrance Day events across the Shire mark the significant occasion.
An event held at the historic Tambar Springs Cenotaph will commemorate 100 years of Anzac and 100 years of the Tambar Springs Memorial, making it one of the oldest memorials in Australia.
The day will commence at 9.45am at the Tambar Springs Memorial Park, and will consist of entertainment and speeches recognising the history of the Cenotaph and performances by Gunnedah Shire Band and Gunnedah Conservatorium of Music.
The official Remembrance Day Commemoration Service will begin at 10.45am.
Gunnedah Shire Council Anzac Working Group Chair Cr Owen Hasler said there has been terrific support from Tambar Springs and the Gunnedah RSL Sub-branch for the event.
“Thank you to President John Ceissman, Secretary Robyn Styles and other members of the Tambar Springs Progress Association,” Cr Hasler said.
“Together with Gunnedah RSL Sub-branch President Peter Kannengeiser, past President Peter Clark and member Carol Lees, the final event from the past five years commemorating the Centenary of Anzac will be one of the best.”
A light luncheon will be provided in the park immediately following the ceremony courtesy of the Tambar Springs CWA, and the Tambar Springs Progress Association has also arranged for a display of local memorabilia.
Cr Hasler said the significant commemoration will be marked with a number of special guests.
“Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson will speak on behalf of their respective governments, and President of the National Farmers’ Federation Fiona Simson will respond on behalf of local veterans’ families,” he said.
Gunnedah RSL Sub-branch is also hosting a Remembrance Day Service at the Gunnedah Cenotaph on Conadilly Street from 10.45am.
Bus transport to Tambar Springs is available and bookings can be made by contacting the Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6740 2230 before Friday, 9 November in order to confirm a seat.
Photo Caption: The Remembrance Day ceremony in Tambar Springs will recognise 100 years of Anzac and the historic Tambar Springs Cenotaph.
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