ANZAC Centre officially named
The ANZAC Centre Implementation Committee (ACIC) has resolved that the centre being constructed on Mount Adelaide in Albany as part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations will be called the National ANZAC Centre.
ACIC Chairman Richard Muirhead said the Committee had agreed it was important that the Centre had a name to reflect its national significance.
“Events of national and international significance took place in Albany and the chosen name will help visitors understand this,” Mr Muirhead said.
“It also helps to tell the story of Albany, as the place where thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops came together for the first time before going to Gallipoli.
“This name is strongly supported by market research conducted in recent months.”
RSLWA State President Graham Edwards strongly endorsed the decision.
The National ANZAC Centre will house interactive displays and exhibitions which follow the journeys of those that set sail. It will honour the ANZAC story and Albany’s important role within its history.The Centre, which has been jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments, will be officially opened on the 1 November 2014, the Centenary of the First Convoy. It will be operated by the City of Albany with curatorial services provided by the WA Museum.Construction is due for completion in September 2014, in readiness for the finalisation of the interpretive fit out.
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The Western Australia State Branch
In Western Australia the League has 8,500 Service members and 2,000 Affiliates that belong to a network of 130 Sub Branches ranging from several thousands in the metropolitan and regional centres to but a few in small rural areas who are determined to retain the identity of the ex-service community in their location.
The WA State Branch was formed in 1916 and has, since that time, been proactive in attending to the welfare needs of all ex-service and serving personnel with a particular focus on those in need or necessitous circumstances.
The RSL has a proud tradition of serving current and former members of the Australian Defence Forces and its Allies and through its Australia wide network is well placed to ensure excellence in delivery of service to those who have served their country.
To ensure that programs are in place for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-service Defence Force members and their dependants. And to promote Government and community awareness of the need for a secure, stable and progressive Australia.
Who can join the RSL?
Any person who has served in any of the Australian Defence Forces in either of two World Wars or in any theatre of conflict, or for not less than six months in the Regular or Reserve Forces of any of the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations or of the United States of America or a country not an enemy of Australia, may join. Find out more about joining us here.
Documents to Download
2012-13 Annual Report
As part of our recruiting drive RSL WA HQ inserted a Membership Brochure into its ANZAC Day Program. Sub-Branches wishing to use the document for a recruiting drive being undertaken can download it here
Living History Exhibition: From War to Remembrance - A Living History of the RSL
Living History Tour: Description
Living History Tour: Brochure
For more information please visit www.rslcentenary.org.au
Defence Paper Press Release
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