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Lest We Forget - ANZAC Day 2016
The morning darkness and drizzling rain added to the sombre occasion of the dawn service held at the Boyup Brook War Memorial, attended by approximately 80 people.
Under a brighter sky the morning parade was led by a vintage Morris Minor 1000, the flag bearer, Patrick Reilly and piper, Peter Dearden.
President of the Boyup Brook RSL Sub Branch, Colin Hales, in his address, led the crowd of around 220 through the major battles of time that Australian armed forces have been involved in.
2016 Shire of Boyup Brook Citizen of the Year, Ginny Mitchell address focused on the contributions made by the Aborigines to the war efforts and the consequent injustices of not recognising and the lack of acknowledgement of their involvement.
The Aborigines were taken to the Boer War as horse handlers and trackers. While they were good at what they did their names did not appear on any shipping manifest and there were even groups that were left behind. Many were rejected when they tried to enlist and then arrested for moving from their homelands. Many had to hide their aboriginality to sign up. Others went off to war only to come home to find their homelands divided up for war settlement blocks for returned soldiers – but not for them.
From a 1942 Daily News article Ginny retold the story of how a Dutch plane, bombed by the Japanese, crash landed near Broome. An Aboriginal man, Jerrie Dardan of the Bardi tribe, saved most of the survivors by giving them his meagre rations and water. After guiding them to permanent water Jerrie made all speed to a native mission forty miles away and joined in the rescue party which brought all the survivors to safety. Both the Dutch authorities and the West Australian Government rewarded him for what he did.
This story brought back memories for a Boyup Brook person whose mother’s first husband died from his injuries in this very accident.
Ginny said, “It is disappointing and a real tragedy that all Governments have been neglectful in addressing the war effort made by Aborigines earlier and leaving the Aborigines to cope and defend for themselves.”
To complete the ceremony Bush Poet, Ron Evans recited ‘The Poem of Remembrance’ and the choir sang ‘Going Home’.
Afterwards a simple wreath laying ceremony was held at the Upper Blackwood Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.
Above: The 2016 ANZAC Day Parade
Above: Boyup Brook Citizen of the Year, Ginny Mitchell who delivered the ANZAC address, Bill Butler who saw service in the Malayan Insurgency in 1965 and President of the Boyup Brook RSL, LT (AAC) Colin Hales 515 ACU
The Boyup Gazette May 2016 pg 2
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Welcome to the May edition of The Boyup Gazette.
The weather is cooling off, meaning winter is not far away! The colours of autumn are pretty spectacular in this part of the world, with plenty of green grass, the leaves of the trees changing and with a bit of smoke in the air, we’ve also seen some amazing sunsets recently.
Term 2 has commenced for our schools, which also means that a number of other groups who recess during the holidays resume their activities. I hope you had a good break.
I personally managed a few days away in a South West Shire which has a three bin waste management program - general rubbish, recycling and organic waste. The organics bin is collected weekly with the general and recycling alternating fortnightly. It is great that we now have recycling bins in Boyup, but imagine how much less could go into general rubbish with an extra organics bin! Food for thought.
Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mums on the 8th.
Cheers, Jodi PS - there are less than 100 days until the Olympics! I’m excited!
The Boyup Gazette May 2016 pg 3
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