Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Anzac Days past

54 years ago this Anzac Sunday ceremony took place at the front of Coburg Town Hall, April 1964. 

'Comrades remembered.' Courier, 21 April 1964. 

The Coburg War Memorial, in the form of a cairn and erected in 1924, is out of view, to the right of the photo.

The Coburg War Memorial on Bell Street. Coburg Courier, 17 November 1933.

Most memorials erected after WW1 were obelisks or diggers on pedestals. Coburg did something different. There are no names on the memorial, but inside City Hall is a large honour board listing all the Coburg servicemen. There is also an Avenue of Honour in Lake Reserve and a monument in Rogers Reserve, Pascoe Vale, among others. This memorial lists later conflicts, too.

And although it's not about Coburg, I found this article and its accompanying photograph very moving. It's from Anzac Day 1948, seventy years ago and was published in the Age on 26 April 1948. 

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