Marrickville Remembers: Anzac Centenary Commemorative March

  • Sun Apr 19 2015
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Eight hundred people will march down Marrickville Road on Sunday 19 April to mark the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, as part of the Marrickville Remembers event.

The Marrickville Remembers march will feature:
- 25 local schools
- Seven pipe, school, and marching bands
- Seven military and emergency services
- Six community groups
- Two re-enactment groups – the Australian Light Horse, and the 18th Battalion Re-enactment Group representing the Imperial Camel Corps – complete with horses and camels
-Two veteran vehicle organisations

The march will conclude with an ANZAC Service at Marrickville Town Hall, and the unveiling of the new Winged Victory statue – the largest known bronze casting war memorial in Australia.

Many of the school children will be wearing special paper costumes designed by renowned theatrical designer Julie Lynch. The costumes have been made by the children in special workshops that have been held for the past few months. The costumes are based on the uniforms of the Red Cross, Lighthorse Brigade, Flying Corps, Camel Corps, Navy, Red Cross, and the Winged Victory.

Complimentary tea, coffee, and Anzac biscuits will be available. There will also be food and refreshment vans selling Turkish and Australian food. The Marrickville Soldiers exhibition will open after the march, service, and unveiling.

FREE Poppy Making Classes for kids are available in the week leading up to the Commemorative March. Kids will be able to take home a Poppy as well as add one to a special commemorative wreath.

For more information visit the Marrickville Council Website or Facebook Group.

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