On 25 April 1915, thousands of brave Australian and New Zealand men stormed ashore a foreign beach in the dim light of a breaking dawn. Sadly, hundreds would not live to see another dawn as they battled a hidden foe in a land far from home.
Over the course of the Gallipoli campaign, more than 8,000 Australians were killed in action and many more were wounded in action as a result of the campaign against Ottoman Turkey.
More than one million Australians have served their nation since the formation of the Australian Defence Forces last century, including many, many locals from our region. 2018 – the Centenary of ANZAC – is the nation’s opportunity to show our appreciation for their service and sacrifice.
As we commemorate the battles during and the end of WWI, we also remember those who served in World War Two, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and in peacekeeping and peacemaking operations around the world.
With a large number of events and services happening across Farrer this year, and particularly planned for Remembrance Day in November, I encourage you to participate in a service to show appreciation for the service and sacrifice of others in times of war and peace.
Please contact my office if you would like further information.
What’s with the Weather?
The prosperity of Farrer is very much linked to our farming and agricultural sector. For details on the latest three month seasonal outlook for our region, please link here http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/overview/summary. Daily conditions can be found via our interactive weather map at the bottom right side of this page.