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Hello Northwest members, if you are not aware we are now back at the
revamped Wynyard RSL for our meetings. Please note that we are having
monthly meetings now and we are alternating from Wednesday to Thursday every
other month. This allows members that cannot make it on a Wednesday night
that month, can make it the following month on the Thursday night.
Also, meals are available starting at 6:00 pm and meeting proper starting at
7:00 pm SHARP.
The following are dates for our next 2016 meetings:
> Jan – Thur 8th
> Feb – Wed 3rd
> Mar – Thur 3rd
> Apr – Wed 6th
> May – Thur 5th
> Jun – Wed 1st
> Jul – Thur 7th
> Aug – Wed 10th
> Sep – Thur 8th
> Oct – Wed 5th
> Nov – Thur 3rd
> Dec – Wed 14th XMAS meeting.
16 June 2015
The Committee cordially invites: Mrs Joan Long & family to an unveiling of headstones to a further 13 more soldiers who to date rest in unmarked graves at Cornelian Bay Cemetery.
This unveiling will be held on Thursday 2 July, commencing at 11.00am in Methodist Sections DD. (A map is attached for your information.) The address will be given by two Frank McDonald prize winning students who travelled to the Western Front this year. Music will be the New Town High School Ensemble.
Plaques to be unveiled: Frank Edward Clark (12th Bn); Clifford William Gower (12th Bn); Charles James Illslow (6th F.A.B.) and his son John Illsow (3rd Div M.T. Coy); Arthur Alexander Page (2nd Bn); Daniel Pursell (Aust. Corps School); John Scantlebury Rowe (3rd D.A.C.); Henry James (40th Bn); Charles McCallum (4th Div Broad Gauge Rail Coy); William Peter Scott (24th Bn); Henry Waters (12th Bn); William Bradley (12th Bn) and David Evan Williams (40th Bn)
RSVP to Mrs Andrea Gerrard via email at email@example.com
or on 62280543 by Monday 29th June would be appreciated.
10 June 2015: Boer War Anniversary images added to gallery
30th May 2015
Harry Murray VC Medal Group Display
The word has been that the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston is unveiling the Harry Murray VC Medal Group in June.
We have just had confirmation from Jon Addison Curator History,
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery:
“The museum will have Murray’s medal group (including his VC) on display from the 6th of June, until late August, after which time they will be travelling to Canberra to be donated by theMurray family to the collection of the Australian War Memorial.
Following this we are planning on putting on display a range of personal papers relating to Harry Murray, which will be on loan from his Niece, Ann Batalibasi. This display will be intended to show the personal side of Murray the man.
Jon Addison | Curator, History | Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
PO Box 403 | LAUNCESTON | TAS 7250
T 61 3 6323 3784 | http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/