Anzac Day

Anzac Day is celebrated throughout West Wimmera Shire Council on 25 April.

On Thursday 25 April 2019, the following events will take place in our local communities and everyone is invited to attend:

Apsley

10:45 am | Assemble at War Memorials
11:00 am | March to Town Hall
Anzac Day Service
Guest Speaker: Mr Chris Vardanega
March to War Memorials for laying of wreaths
Light lunch provided in RSL Hall
Host: Langkoop/Apsley RSL Sub-Branch

Edenhope

8:00 am | "Moose's Breakfast" at Edenhope RSL Hall, Langford Street, $5 per head, new & renewal memberships also taken
10:30 am | Anzac Day Service at Cenotaph
Followed by Guest Speaker and Morning Tea at Edenhope Bowling Club
Followed by light refreshments at RSL Hall to watch AFL Anzac Day Memorial Football Match between Essendon & Collingwood
Host: Edenhope RSL Sub-Branch
Note: any groups / family members of veterans who wish to lay a wreath should contact Ian on 0439 975 672

Goroke

10:00 am | March from Police Station to War Memorial (assemble at 9:30 am)
Memorial Service in Goroke Hall
Guest Speaker: Councillor Pam Clarke, Horsham Rural City Council
Wreath and cross laying at War Memorial
Morning tea and display of memorabilia in Goroke Hall - please bring a plate for morning tea
Host: Goroke War Memorial Committee, assisted by the Goroke P12 Advance Group

Harrow

10:30 am | Ecumenical Service at Harrow RSL Hall
11:00 am | March past of veterans & RSL members with piper Andrew Teusner
Guest Speaker
Wreath laying ceremony followed by the Last Post, Reveille, National Anthem
Morning tea & refreshments at Hall (a donation would be appreciated)
Host: Harrow RSL Sub-Branch

Kaniva

10:55 am | Assemble at RSL Park / Band Park assemble at 10:30 am
Anzac Day Service at Cenotaph
Followed by refreshments at Club Hotel, 54 Commercial Street, Kaniva, $10 per person, $30 per family, pay at the door
Host: Kaniva RSL Sub-Branch

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World War One (WW1) Soldier Settlement Memorials

In 2016, we honoured the impact the World War One soldier settlement had on shaping our region with the unveiling of several memorial plaques across the Shire.

These WW1 Soldier Settlement Memorials were generously supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

They can be visited by interested residents or members of the public at:

MIGA LAKE

Miga Lake Estate WW1 Soldier Settlement
Location: Miga Lake Hall, Nhill-Harrow Road, Miga Lake (approx 5km south of Wimmera Highway intersection)

COVE

Cove Estate WW1 Soldier Settlement
Location: Cove, corner of Cove and Alexander Roads (approx 23km north west of Kaniva)

PERONNE

Mortat Estate WW1 Soldier Settlement (change of name from Mortat to Peronne in 1925)
Location: Grounds of Peronne Hall, Natimuk-Frances Road, Peronne (approx 15km west of Goroke)

BENAYEO

Benayeo Estate WW1 Soldier Settlement
Location: Benayeo Hall on Benayeo Road (approx 18km north west of Apsley)


Anzac Centenary Brandmark

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