April 27, 2014
Many other towns and villages throughout the South Burnett marked Anzac Day with Dawn Services, morning commemorations or marches.
Here are a selection:
Blackbutt and Benarkin commemorated Anzac Day with a Dawn Service at the Blackbutt Cenotaph at 4:27am followed by a gunfire breakfast at the Blackbutt RSL.
Later in the day a parade and a Commemoration Service was held at the corner of Muir and Douglas streets followed by a wreath-laying at the Memorial.
The Durong and Boondooma communities commemorated Anzac Day with a march, service and wreath-laying ceremony at the historic Boondooma Homestead on Anzac Day morning.
Many visitors to the area, taking part in the Bush Balladeers Muster at the Homestead, joined in the commemoration.
[Photos: Martin Stern]
Cherbourg residents gathered at the town’s war memorial at 8:00am on Anzac Day for a service.
Records show 29 Cherbourg men enlisted to serve in World War I, and 19 in World War II. Cherbourg residents also saw action in Korea and Vietnam.
Kumbia’s annual Anzac Day observance included a parade from the flower garden at the northern end of Bell Street and a service at the monument outside the Memorial Hall.
Proston was another South Burnett town to host a Dawn Service on Friday morning. Local residents gathered at 5:30am at the RSL Rooms in Collingwood Street for a wreath-laying ceremony.
Wooroolin’s Anzac Day service was held in the Wooroolin Memorial Hall.
The morning was compered by Cr Ros Heit and the guest speaker was Martin Boettcher who spoke about what Anzac Day means to a new immigrant.
Yarraman’s Anzac Day commemorations started as the fog began to lift in the early hours of the morning.
Residents trooped down in numbers for the Dawn Service at the town’s cenotaph.
The catafalque party mounted position at the obelisk before the Last Post sounded at 6:00am.
The welcome address was delivered by RSL Sub-Branch President Terry Reid, and Pastor Maurie Fielke led the crowd in prayer.
Former Bomber Command air gunner Paul Tunn laid the official wreath on behalf of all armed services.
Ex-service personnel and their families then adjourned for a Gunfire Breakfast at Yarraman’s Memorial Hall.
Commemorations resumed at 10:45am with a march along Toomey Street to the cenotaph, which was followed by another service and wreath-laying.
[Photos: Clive Lowe Photography and Jim Bond]
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