Re-Membering Our ANZACS – 2014 – Deborah Gower


Re-membering Our ANZACs  November 11-17 Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club –  An exhibition commemorating the sacrifice made by our local community in World War One opens directly after the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph, Mullumbimby. 

Under the direction of local Ceramic Artist Deborah Gower, the exhibition had artworks inspired by the memorabilia of descendants/relatives of Mullumbimby soldiers who fought in the First World War and one special artwork made from wooden crosses.  The crosses supplied by the Australian War Memorial have messages of commemoration written by descendants of veterans of WW1 and local Year 6 students from St John’s Catholic School and Mullumbimby Public School.  Workshops with students and descendants outlined the role and sacrifices of local men and their families in the First World War and participants learnt more about our local ANZACs putting faces to names normally written in stone, before writing messages of commemoration.

“I am honoured to be part of this project.  It brought to life the names of veterans who are commemorated at the Cenotaph in Dalley Street and gave character to the faces on the photographs that appear in the gallery of the Ex-Services Club.”

The crosses were hung as an artwork in the Ex-Services Club at Mullumbimby before being returned to the Australian War Memorial for distribution on the graves of fallen soldiers overseas.

Funding was granted under the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program for the Re-membering Our ANZACS   November 11 – 17  Ex-Services Club Dalley St Mullumbimby 2484.

Thank you to

the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program, Department of Veterans Affairs, Australian War Memorial, Mullumbimby RSL Sub Branch, Mullumbimby RSL Women’s Auxiliary, Ex-Services Club Mullumbimby, 41st Royal NSW Regiment Lismore, St John’s Catholic School, Mullumbimby Public School, Office Choice, PSPhotographics, Mullumbimby Printworks, Mullumbimby Men’s Shed

and special thanks to

WW1 descendants and the Mullumbimby community for support with this project



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2 Responses to Re-Membering Our ANZACS – 2014 – Deborah Gower

  1. Anna says:

    you did a great job Deb Wonderful way to remember our history

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