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Anzac Day Remembrance Lantern created by members of our community!
LEST WE FORGET
Click Here to download the Anzac Day Remembrance Lantern Instructions Sheet! Click Here to download the Poppy Templates for Lanterns.
The Anzac on the wall
Poem written by Jim Brown a talented retired Victorian primary school teacher turned poet.
Beautifully recited by Chad Sherrin, member of the Redland Museum and retired Australian soldier and Vietnam veteran. With many other feathers in his cap Chad is also a poet and theatre performer with Theatre Redlands. Chad has spent many years working as a trekking guide on the Kokoda Trail.
A Sprig of Rosemary
Traditionally worn on Anzac Day. Rosemary is an ancient symbol of remembrance and is particularly significant to Australians as it is found growing wild in Gallipoli Peninsula.
Enjoy this beautiful poem, narrated by Chad Sherrin.
Those Faded Suits of Green
Written by Rebecca Morton M.B.E
First published in Women’s Weekly July 1943.
Ms Morton was moved to write this verse when the Red Cross trains were carrying away from Cairns, the wounded and fever stricken from the tortures of Milne Bay, the Kokoda Trail, Buna and Goma.
She began writing poems after her late husband Harry Morton was killed on duty in Townsville and received an M.B.E in 1962.
Listen as Chad takes us all on a journey of those Glorious soldiers who bravely wore their patchy, streaky & faded uniforms with pride.