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RSL urges people to pay tribute locally to our diggers at dawn services this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorations, including the Sydney CBD March, will proceed throughout the state without COVID-related disruption on April 25 this year.  RSL NSW President Ray James said commemorating significant moments in our military history is vital to Australia, as a people, a community, and a nation.  “As the custodians of the ANZAC spirit, RSL NSW … Continue reading

Scaled-back ANZAC Day: Popular Austinmer dawn service cancelled

THE ever-popular Austinmer beach ANZAC Day dawn service has been cancelled as the northern suburbs’ RSL sub-branches grapple with a scaled-back commemoration this year. Reduced crowds are expected to gather at various commemoration services and events in the northern suburbs on Sunday, April 25, to remember those who lost their lives in service to their … Continue reading

Honour Anzac Day by standing at driveways, verandahs or balconies

AUSTRALIANS are encouraged to honour the service and sacrifice of veterans and serving defence personnel on ANZAC Day from home this year by watching the nationally broadcast dawn service and participating in the RSL’s #lightupthedawn  campaign. To honour Anzac Day on Saturday April 25, Australians are asked to stand at the end of their driveways, … Continue reading

Large crowds gather for ANZAC Day services in the north

 Thousands of Northern Illawarra residents have gathered at cenotaphs and memorials today to mark Anzac Day. Large crowds paid their respects at the recently restored Austinmer memorial, while big numbers were again reported at Woonona Bulli RSL Club, Corrimal and Thirroul for dawn services and marches. The centre of Wollongong was packed as the city’s … Continue reading

Austinmer memorial given facelift in time for ANZAC Day service

WORK has finished on the extensive refurbishment of Austinmer’s War Memorial in time for Anzac Day next week. Wollongong City Council’s crews started work on the project at Austinmer Beach earlier this year, which included a new level paved area for ceremonies and the construction of an accessible pathway between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the … Continue reading

Your guide to northern Illawarra ANZAC services

Sunday 14 April 2019 Corrimal RSL Pre-commemorative March. From Corrimal RSL to the Memorial at Anzac Grove off Railway Street for service and return to RSL.  Muster at 1.30pm, departs 1.45pm for 2pm service. For more information contact Murray Bolton on 0408 560 554 Wednesday 24 April Vietnam Memorial Anzac Day Service  Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong – Vietnam … Continue reading

The north marks ANZAC Day

ANZAC Dawn Services 2016

Sunday April 24. Wollongong 6.30pm, Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong – Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Monday April 25 – ANZAC Day. Helensburgh: Dawn service at Charles Harper Memorial Park, 5.45am. Breakfast at Helensburgh Tradies or The Cenetannial Hotel. Coledale: Meet at Coledale Newsgagency 5.50am for march to Coledale RSL Club abd Cenotaph. Service at 6am, followed by breafast … Continue reading

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