April 21, 2023

Residents of Hunters Hill joined together ahead of ANZAC Day to honour and remember those who served, those who are presently serving and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Tonight (Friday 21 April), marked the 100th year of Combined ANZAC Memorial Services jointly hosted by Hunter’s Hill Council and the Hunters Hill RSL Sub-Branch.

In attendance to commemorate the special event were distinguished guests including the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, and General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd).

The evening included a short service of remembrance and a march from the Hunters Hill RSL Memorial Hall, along Alexandra Street, to Town Hall for the full service and laying of wreaths.

Her Excellency gave the welcoming address.

“The commemoration of the centenary of combined ANZAC memorials in Hunters Hill is a community recognition that remembrance matters,” she said.

Sir Peter gave the commemorative address.

He spoke of ANZAC Day as a day the nation reflects and how the story and history of ANZAC continues to unify Australians.

“ANZAC Day will forever remain in the hearts of our people,” he said. “It is a central part of our character.”

The service concluded with the unveiling of a memorial plaque in commemoration of the centenary of combined ANZAC memorial services in Hunters Hill.

The Sydney Thistle Highland Pipe Band, young performers from the Hunters Hill Public School choir and trumpeter Jacob Love added musical elements.

The service was also supported by the sub-units of the 8th Combat Service Support Battalion, the NSW SES Hunters Hill Unit, local Scouts, Ryde Police Area Command and local churches.

Hunters Hill Mayor Zac Miles said the service was dedicated to those who currently served in all areas of defence and veterans of all conflicts.

“We who are gathered here remember with gratitude the ongoing commitment of our current and former servicemen and women in order to make the world a nobler place,” he said.

Roderick Stewart, on behalf of the Hunters Hill RSL Sub-Branch President Major Damon Hietbrink, said the evening was a special way to unite the community in recognition of the courage and sacrifice of veterans and serving personnel.


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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
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