2018 is the 100th anniversary
of the signing of the Armistice
to end World War I.
We will once again hold a small service
at the Moonambel Memorial
in the main street
to honour this event.
As part of our history
component, we held our second Remembrance Day service at the Moonambel Memorial.
Over forty people attended which is amazing
for such a small community.
Our President, Garry Hutton,
conducted the ceremony with
Graeme Akers, representing the services,
placing the official wreath.
The community was then invited to
place commemorative items
at the memorial with most choosing
to lay the rosemary sprigs
which were handed out
with the service booklets
prior to the commemoration.
At the conclusion of the service Garry invited the crowd
back to the CFA shed for morning tea.
We were pleased with the turn up and plan to make this an annual event for the town.
We were not successful in gaining the RAV grant
but we have gained a lot of insight and knowledge in how
we wish to proceed with this ongoing project.
Thank you to the townspeople for your enthusiastic support.
We are hoping to be successful in acquiring a Small Towns Transformation grant valued at $350 000. We would love to upgrade the Common area for our community as well as the broader population.
A meeting has been called to air this wonderful opportunity. Check the poster below and come along to hear about out vision.
MAHG had successfully applied for a $11,440 grant from Restoring Community War Memorial Program. 8 trees were replaced including sturdy tree guards and 52 plaques are now in front of each tree dedicated to a soldier who served in WWI.
written by Jan Curtis
Remembrance Day is nearly here. The Avenue
is looking spick and span. The new trees are looking good. The plaques are all in place
and the information stand is in place.
It has been a very long time since a
Remembrance Day Service
has been held in Moonambel.
All we can do is hope that
the Community embraces the spruced up Avenue
and attends our Service ...
For many years both Jill Hunter, avid local historian and MAHG member, together with Noreen McAdam, Moonambel community resident and supporter of preserving Moonambel’s history, have worked towards the installation of historical signs into the Moonambel streetscape. Thanks to the two women, six wonderful interpretive signs with photos and stories illuminate Moonambel’s history from the period of the Gold Rush on, bringing places and people from the past to the present.
We are pleased to announce our success in gaining a grant from the Department of Premier & Cabinet to restore our ANZAC Avenue to its former glory.
The plans are to replace the missing trees, replace the plaques with the servicemen's names at the foot of each of the 52 trees, erect an information plaque and generally tidy up the Avenue.
Now the work begins...
Our website was created December 2012. The History page lists activities from 2003 to 2012.
We will keep you informed as these projects develop and of any new projects which arise...