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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Remembrance Garden

Remembrance Garden Opening, 10 November 2018. Photo by Nick Capes.

On Saturday 10th November, 2018, Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss, officiated at the opening of the Remembrance Garden at the corner of Station & Raglan Streets, Port Melbourne. She described the newly planted garden nestled under and beside the huge Peppercorn trees as a garden for the people, by the people’. In this spirit Bernadene invited all those present to open the garden by calling out: ‘We declare the Remembrance Garden open’.

Michael Bennett, great grandson of Sir John Monash, spoke of his love of gardens and the appropriateness of creating a place to contemplate the impact of war on individuals, families and communities.

The garden will feature three trees – Golden Wattle, Lone Pine and Flanders Elm, together with commemorative plantings – each significant to places, people and memory.

Established on the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice, the Remembrance Garden is an initiative of the City of Port Phillip’s World War One Community Commemoration Committee on which PMHPS was represented by Janet Bolitho.

A touching community tribute was the colourful sea of poppies made by local craft groups including Maree Chalmers and her St Joseph’s craft group.

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.