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Foster commemorates Anzacs

Formal proceedings: Foster RSL president Bruce Lester, left, and treasurer Les Francis were part of the official party during Foster’s Anzac Day service in Foster War Memorial Arts Centre.

THE Foster and district community was led in its Anzac Day march by members of the Yanakie Campdraft Club representing the Light Horse, on Saturday. “The horses went fantastically,” Foster RSL secretary Percy Brewer said. Foster RSL president Bruce Lester said the symbolism was particularly appropriate because the founding president of the Foster RSL Roy […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Mirboo North sings in unity

For the fallen: Bob Burdekin of Mirboo North attended the Anzac Day service at Mirboo North Secondary College.

THE community of Mirboo North and surrounds commemorated Anzac Day in a two part service on Saturday. The indoor service took place in the auditorium of Mirboo North Secondary College, with a catafalque party provided by HMAS Cerberus. Mirboo North RSL secretary captain Peter Fraser (retired) gave the introduction and Mirboo North RSL president Lt […]

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Vote for Jackie

Singing with passion: Kardella South performer Jackie Van Velzen is taking part in an international busking competition.

SINGER Jackie Van Velzen is seeking South Gippsland’s support to succeed in a worldwide music competition. The Kardella South performer regularly plays at McCartins Hotel in Leongatha and the Austral Hotel in Korumburra. She has performed at the famed Espy Hotel in St Kilda and this year made Triple J’s Unearthed songlist. Now she is taking […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Fire fears

House destroyed: the Broome Crescent home in Wonthaggi was secured following the fire early Sunday morning.

  WONTHAGGI residents are on high alert as police chase a firebug in the wake of four fires over the weekend. The blazes follow two blazes at neighbouring properties in Wonthaggi on Friday, April 17. News of the latest fires worried 11 year old Chad Cameron, whose family lives in Garden Street, in the vicinity […]

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Inverloch pays tribute to nurses

Poppies: Inverloch’s Kobie Effern held onto the significant flower during the Inverloch Anzac Day service.

  AUSTRALIAN nurses were commemorated by those who attended the Inverloch Anzac Day service on Saturday. Local guest Kate Sutton spoke about Lily Stewart, who joined the Australian Army Nursing Service in 1916. She was the late wife of Inverloch RSL member Vin Crisp. “Lily was employed at Five Australian General Hospital on home service […]

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Record crowd at Wonthaggi

Honoured: from left, Wonthaggi’s Vietnam veterans Peter McBain, Gordon Garbutt and Bill Davidson proudly display their medals while Saher Biggs (front) shows off his great grandfather’s medals from World War Two.

  WONTHAGGI drew the biggest crowd ever to an Anzac Day service in the town on Saturday. More than 700 people attended the dawn service, led by RSL president David Weekes and secretary Rod Gallagher. A gunfire breakfast was attended by over 250 people. Following an extended dawn service, the celebrations continued out front of […]

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Leongatha remembers

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AN historic day in Leongatha’s history saw a magnificent crowd turn out to commemorations for Anzac Day, this year marking the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli. There was great support for both the Anzac Day Dawn Service and the March and Commemoration Service on Saturday, April 25. Police estimates put the dawn attendance at […]

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Korumburra community out in force

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        MEMBERS of the Korumburra and district community showed huge support at the main event for Anzac Day, the dawn service in Queen Street. Estimates put the crowd at between1200-1500, the biggest in many a year according to Korumburra’s RSL president Kevin Moon. Hundreds of cars were parked in adjoining streets, with […]

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Music sets scene at Meeniyan

Major moment: Petty Officer Alan Trent of HMAS Cerberus spoke about Gallipoli and the importance of remembering the fallen when he addressed Meeniyan’s Anzac Day service. He is pictured with Meeniyan and District RSL sub-branch president Heather Scott.

AS PEOPLE gathered at the Anzac Day at service at Meeniyan on Saturday, patriotic music provided an appropriate backdrop to a day of national pride. Young musicians from Leongatha and South Gippsland secondary colleges united to perform a selection of Australian songs before and during the community-focused service hosted by the Meeniyan and District RSL. […]

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Dennis pays tribute to his father

Pride of place: Dennis Conn visits his father Bill’s war grave before setting off for Turkey where he will wear replicas of his father’s war medals for the first time. He will be accompanied by his son Travis on his first overseas trip.

IT’S A SIMPLE war grave in the Korumburra cemetery amid marble and granite monoliths. The grave is the final resting place of a classic Australian war hero. Herein lies the remains of an Australian Infantry Force soldier of the 6th Battalion shot at dawn in the first wave of landings on that narrow strip of […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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