A composite picture of Mary Hutchins and her husband Henry and their seven sons who enlisted during the Second World War. Back row, left to right: David, Malcolm, Eric, Fred, William and Ivan. Front row, left to right: Mary, Alan and Henry.

Remembering the Hutchins brothers

In a war that left tens of thousands of Australian families in mourning, the Hutchins family suffered more than most. Mary Hutchins and her husband Henry saw seven of their nine sons off to war; only three came home.

 A range of events next year will commemorate 50 years since since Australia exited the Vietnam war.

Funding to mark 50 years since Vietnam

As the 50th anniversary of Australia ending its involvement in the Vietnam War approaches, federal government funding has been allocated to commemorate the significant milestone.

Anzac Day at the Woronora River War Memorial.
Community News

$125,000 grant for conservation work on Woronora River war memorial

Conservation work will be carried out on the Woronora River war memorial through a state government grant of $125,000. The project will include replacing damaged lighting and installing protective guards to prevent future damage.

From St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

REMEMBERING CHARLIE: Moorak Primary School captains Ben Harfull and Ethan Brook in the Charlie Miller Memorial Garden watched on by Heather Cram representing Gambier Earth Movers who donated a large rock for the garden, Christy Wallace who painted the sign, Principal Peter Mitchinson, Penne Paltridge the teacher who began the project, and Mount Gambier RSL President Bob Sandow seated who officially opened the garden.
Community News

Charlie Miller memorial garden opened at Moorak

World War Two spitfire pilot and Mount Gambier character, the late Charlie Miller OAM, was memoralised this week with the opening of a garden at Moorak Primary School.

From The Border Watch

A small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the battleship was hit by multiple torpedoes and bombs. Library of Congress, fsa 8e00810 (colourised).

Pearl Harbor

80 years ago today the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States of America.

Wamberal Hall
Community News

Grant will give 101 year old memorial hall a lift

The historic Wamberal Hall is set for some striking additions thanks to a $6,700 grant from the Federal Government’s Saluting their Service funding program.

From CCN Coast News

Residents and Councilors next to the Twist Lane

War hero captured in mural on side of terrace

Tony Brady, known as “Kelzo”, and Evan Barlow designed the mural which shows First World War veteran Alfred Robert Wilkinson who was a recipient of the Victoria Cross.