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Michael Keenan MP

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Commemorating Anzac Day and Centenary of the Battles on the Western Front

Friday, 21 April 2017

Commemorating Anzac Day and Centenary of the Battles on the Western Front
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has encouraged the Stirling community to pause on Anzac Day to honour the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women.

Mr Keenan said multiple services will be held across the community to pay respect to those who have served or who continue to serve in the defence of Australia. 

“More than 50,000 Australians are estimated to have fought in the Gallipoli campaign, where some 8,700 lost their lives and almost 18,000 were wounded,” Mr Keenan said.

“On Anzac Day, I encourage Stirling residents to take a moment and reflect on the brave men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations.

“Let us all take time to pause, reflect and remember the men and women, past and present, who have served in our Army, Navy and Air Force. We are forever grateful.” 

2017 marks the centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt in France, the Battle of Messines, the Battle of Polygon Wood and the Battle of Beersheeva, as well as the 75th anniversaries of the Fall of Singapore, the Bombing of Darwin and the Kokoda campaign —all important events from Australia’s history that this nation will never forget.

Mr Keenan said any current or former Australian Defence Force personnel who was affected by Anzac Day should contact the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service, which provides free and confidential counselling 24/7 on  1800 011 046.

Local Stirling Services include:

Monday 24th April

Bedford/Morley RSL
2:00pm   Anzac Day Service, Memorial Hall, corner of Beaufort and Salisbury Streets, followed by light refreshments at Memorial Hall, corner of  Grand Promenade and Craven Street.

Tuesday 25th April

Perth Services
5.50am   Dawn Service, State War Memorial, Fraser Ave, Kings Park.
7:00am Gunfire Breakfast, Stirling Gardens, St Georges Terrace.
9:00am   Anzac Day Parade, corner of Barrack St and St Georges Terrace.
11:00am   Anzac Day Commemorative Service, Langley Park off Victoria Street. 

Jewish Service
Dawn service to begin immediately following State service, Jewish War Memorial, Kings Park, Fraser Ave.

Nollamara RSL
6.00am Dawn Service at Cenotaph outside RSL, 68 Sylvia Street, Nollamara.
6.30am   Gunfire Breakfast inside RSL Hall. 
12.30pm Light lunch. 
2.00pm   Two-up inside RSL Hall. 
4.00pm Live music.

North Beach RSL
5.45am   Anzac Day Dawn Service, Charles Riley Memorial Reserve, corner of North Beach Rd and Kitchener St, North Beach.

Mt Lawley/Inglewood RSL
8.00am Anzac Day Service, Mt Lawley Cenotaph, corner of Queens Street & Clifton Crescent. 
8.45am Gunfire Breakfast, Mt Lawley Bowls Club Breakfast (bookings required).

Osborne Park RSL
6.30am   Short March stepping off 6.35am from Hamilton Street to Sub-Branch Memorial for a Service, and Tiger Moth aircraft flyover at the Slouch Hat Memorial on the corner of Cape and Main Street, Osborne Park. 
Followed by a donation Gunfire Breakfast (sausage sizzle) with refreshments available.

Mt Hawthorn RSL
10.30am   March east from corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Flinders Street to Axford Park.
11.05am   Service, Axford Park followed by the Last Post and laying of floral tributes. 
12.00pm   Light refreshments for the community. 
12.30pm   Sub-Branch luncheon.

Yokine/Joondanna RSL
12.30pm   Anzac Day Service, The Hall, Yokine Bowling Club, 10 Wordsworth 
Ave, Yokine. Followed by sausage sizzle and game of bowls. 

Scarborough RSL
3:00pm   Anzac Day Service, Memorial Garden, corner of Shearn Cres and Millcrest St, Doubleview.

Further information about Anzac Day and the Anzac Centenary can be found on the Anzac Centenary website at and at

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