Anzac Day preparations well advanced

Childers Rotary
Don Grant and John Cole from Childers Rotary engaged in the annual cleaning of the Krupp Howitzer.

A total of 22 Dawn Parades and Civic Services will be held to commemorate Anzac Day at 16 locations across the Bundaberg Region on Thursday.

The events, organised by RSL and community groups, will mark the 104th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli

Bargara will host is popular dawn service with a flypast and a three-round salvo fired from its 1901 Naval Fieldpiece.

The Childers community has a rather unique observance program with dawn parades commencing in Childers at the Hall of Memories and then continuing on to three other locations at Doolbi, Apple Tree Creek and Cordalba.

As part of its community contribution to Anzac Day the Childers Rotary Club undertakes to clean and oil the commemorative Krupp Howitzer to have it gleaming for the occasion.

Bundaberg Regional Councillors will be active participants at commemorative services across the region.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of Bundaberg RSL sub-branch. Its members, as usual, will play an integral role in Anzac Day observances.

Sub-branch president Helen Blackburn said the focus on Anzac Day would enable the RSL to achieve some exposure for its centenary celebrations.

More information about Anzac Day commemorations can be found below.

2019 Bundaberg Region Anzac Day services
2019 Bundaberg Region Anzac Day services.