Anzac Day 2017 across the Manning Valley

Taree: Victoria Street will be lined with hundreds of onlookers on Anzac Day as ex-service personnel, school children and other community groups march to the memorial clock.

Taree: Victoria Street will be lined with hundreds of onlookers on Anzac Day as ex-service personnel, school children and other community groups march to the memorial clock.

Dawn services 

Taree: Taree’s Anzac Day program will start at 4.45am with a solemn dawn service at the Memorial Clock in Victoria Street. 

Wingham: Muster will be at 5.15am at the corner of Isabella and Queen Streets. At 5.25am there will be a short march to the Wingham Town Hall for a 5.30am dawn service.

Old Bar: The service will commence at 5.30am at the Old Bar Soldiers Memorial Hall. Following the service a free breakfast will be supplied by Old Bar Beach RSL Sub-branch.

Harrington/Crowdy Head: Assemble at 5.45am at the Harrington Memorial Hall for the dawn service commencing at 6am. Harrington Lions Club will then provide a free breakfast.

Bulahdelah: The dawn service will take place at the cenotaph on Meade Street at 6am. There will be a breakfast supplied by the memorial hall following the service. 

Coopernook: A service will be held at 5.45am at the Coopernook War Memorial by the National Serviceman’s Association. 

Nabiac: Attendants of the dawn service are encouraged to meet at Nabiac Memorial Park at 5.50am. 

Lansdowne: Service will commence at 4.45am at the memorial at Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation Club. Breakfast provided for a gold coin donation.

Black Head: Gather from 6am at Black Head Surf Club

Commemoration services 

Mitchells Island service: This Sunday (April 23) a short Anzac Day service will follow the usual service at St Mark’s Anglican Church on Mitchells Island. The usual church service starts at 10.30am. 

Taree: Marchers will assemble in Macquarie Street at 9am, ready to form up at 9.30am and step off at 9.45am. The Anzac commemoration service will be conducted at the Memorial Clock 10.30am. Order of ceremony: The bugler sounds Long G; The prologue read by Taree RSL Sub-branch secretary Dennis Lawrence; hymn The Recessional; A Prayer for Queen and Nation by sub-branch chaplain Reverend Bill Green; A Prayer for the Future of our Nation by 28 ACU Cadet W.O  Keenan Bell; Commemoration Address by students of Taree High School Quinn Patch and Cam Le Messurier; hymn Rock of Age led by Hugh McCrindle; Anzac addresss by MidCoast Council’s Mr David West; A Prayer for Peace and Freedom by Leading Cadet Stanley Tan from 317 (City of Taree) Squadron AAFC; A Prayer for the Commemoration of the Fallen by Taree RSL Sub-branch vice president James Smith; the bugler sounds The Last Post; The Ode; silence for the fallen; Reveille; the wreath laying service; hymn Abide With Me; The National Anthem; the Royal Anthem. 

Wingham: Muster at 9.15am at Bent Street outside Wingham Services Club, with schools to muster by the big log. The march to Wingham Town Hall steps off at 9.45am, with a 10.15am service at the cenotaph. 

Old Bar: The Old Bar march will assemble at 11.45am at the corner of Old Bar Road and Waterman Street. The march will begin at 12.10pm and go to Club Old Bar. The service will begin at 12.30pm. Following the service there will be a free sausage sizzle.

Harrington/Crowdy Head: The Harrington march will assemble at 10.45am at the Harrington Butchery, on the corner of Goode and Beach Street. The march will begin around 11am and progress to a service at the memorial hall. This will be followed by a luncheon at the Harrington Bowling Club, where attendees must have a ticket for catering purposes. 

Lansdowne: Muster at 10.45am at Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation Club, main service 11am. Lunch available from the bistro. 2UP begins 1pm.

Krambach: A march will form up at Carney Park at roughly 10am and will commence to the community hall. There will be a service followed by lunch (lunch cost is $6 adults and $3 children).

Bulahdelah: A march will form up at 10.15am at the Bulahdelah Community Hospital. The march will proceed down Crawford and Stroud Streets to the cenotaph on Meade Street. The service at the cenotaph will commence at 11am. There will be two-up from 2pm at Bulahdelah Bowling Club. 

Coopernook: The Coopernook Hotel will have two-up from 2pm.

Black Head: 2UP from 1pm at Black Head Bowling Club.

We will remember them: Anzac Day dawn and commemorative services will be held across the Manning on Tuesday, April 25 so locals can remember.

We will remember them: Anzac Day dawn and commemorative services will be held across the Manning on Tuesday, April 25 so locals can remember.

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