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This War Service Honour Board commemorates Old Scholars of St Peter’s Girls’ School who served in the Second World War. Dating from 1995 it was created to mark the 50th anniversary of the war’s end.
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Tinnanbar is a coastal fishing village from the 1920’s. Today it is also a small retirement township some 50 kilometers south of Maryborough. The first Cairn was unveiled in 1988 by the locals as a
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Burrum Heads was primarily a retirement and fishing village with a poor road system. There was no direct road to Hervey Bay. In 1972 a Community Centre was built and at about that time servicemen
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Corey's medals in the Australian War Memorial
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Ernest ‘Ernie’ Corey was born in December 1891 at Green Hills near Cooma, New South Wales. After finishing school, he worked as a blacksmith's striker but in January 1916 he joined the 'Men from Snowy
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Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW), 23 May 1933. At 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the imposing Wellington Soldiers' Memorial will be unveiled. The three bronze figures, mounted on the marble
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Wellington Times (NSW), 27 November 1947. NEUREA MEMORIAL GATES. On Saturday afternoon last, most of the district people, as well as some visitors from Wellington and district gathered at the
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Geurie school children, locals and the ree-enactment volunteers at Geurie Memorial Hal
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Wellington Times - October 23 2015 - 8:00AM A former Wellington man is a quartermaster and a cook for the weary foot sloggers on the Coo-ee Re-enactment March. Rob Blake says the old quartermaster in
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Laying of wreath at Geurie Memorial Hall 21/10/2015
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Laying of wreath at Geurie Memorial Hall 21/10/2015. A commemorative service was held in front of the Rolls of Honour at Geurie Memorial Hall at 4 pm. https://cooeemarch2015reenactment.com/2015/10/21
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Marchers Arriving at Geurie Memorial Hall 21/10/2015
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21/10/2015 Cooee Marchers arriving at Geurie Memorial Hall. https://cooeemarch2015reenactment.com/2015/10/21/dubbo-to-geurie-wednes…
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 Lynne Palmer, a local history enthusiast
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The Daily Liberal April 21 2011 - 10:21AM When World War I ended and the dust settled on the fallen soldiers of Geurie, there was one family that was never able to properly put their son to rest. Of
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Wongarbon embraces Cooee March - Daily Liberal October 22 2015
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The Daily Liberal - October 22 2015 - 4:00AM THE story of the Cooee march came to life at Wongarbon Public School on Wednesday, as the 2015 Cooee re-enactment march came to town. Children assembled at
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The AWM photograph of the scarf presented to Trooper AH Du Frayer
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In the last year of her life, Queen Victoria crocheted eight scarves from deep gold Berlin wool. In a corner of each of the scarves she embroidered the Royal Cipher 'VRI' in red silk thread. It was