Monday, 24 April 2017

Anzac Day 2017 part 2

Yesterday I went for a walk and took photographs of these murals in Bayswater.
The Bayswater RSL located at 620 Mountain Highway now has a brightly coloured mural painted on the wall facing the main road.
In Bayswater itself is a wall on which a mural depicting places and events significant to the history of Bayswater from 1843 to 2009 has been painted. The panels are shown against a backdrop if the mountain, including the towers on top.
One of the panels reminds us that the first Anzac Day commemoration in Bayswater was held in 1920.
Another panel reminds us that the Bayswater RSL has been part of Bayswater since 1952.
Also in the grounds of the Bayswater RSL is a Lone Pine tree which dominates the garden near the Bayswater War Memorial.

A search in Monument Australia for Bayswater (Victoria) provides further information about the Lone Pine tree and the Bayswater War Memorial as well as other monuments to be found in Bayswater.

Anzac Day 2017

Nunawading Library again prepared a display for Anzac Day
The display commemorated events involving Australian soldiers that occurred 100 years ago during the First World War and 75 years ago in the Second World War.
Seventy-five years ago war came to Australia with the bombing of Darwin on 19 February, the bombing of Broome on 3 March and submarines in Sydney Harbour 31 May - 1 June 1942.
The First World War battles commemorated include Battle of Passchendaele, Second Battle of Bullecout and Battle of Menin Road in 1917.
One of the windows included a copy of a postcards in the series, Remarkable Women of Whitehorse, prepared for International Women's Day 2017. The postcard provides a brief account of the experiences of nurse, Janet Muir Gaff, during the First World War.
A central panel contains a digger's hat, information about the Diggers Database and an image of the Shrine of Remembrance.
Lest We Forget