On a mild, still morning, crowds gathered in Beach Street to find the scene set - the white crosses neatly laid row upon row and Beach Street closed to traffic.
MC Dale Allchin acknowledged the passing of Bunna Walsh in March and the role that he and fellow citizens, including Perce White, had played in keeping the Anzac commemoration…
The sun was shining as people gathered in Beach Street. The crosses had been laid out, as if by magic, but actually by Ken Jackson, son of the late veteran Geoff Jackson.
Beach St shoreward of the memorial was fenced off to enable registration via QR Code. No traffic - neither truck, car nor bicycle - was permitted to pass…
At the federal election held on 18 May 2019, Josh Burns (ALP) was elected as the first member for the newly named seat of Macnamara with a swing of 6.64%.
The two party preferred result (at 23 May 2019) was
Kate Ashmor, Liberal, 30,617 votes or 42.15%
Josh Burns, Australian Labor Party, 42,017 or 57.85%
For more results and…
With MC Dale Allchin's firm hand on proceedings, the event started promptly at 9.45 am. He reminded the ever growing crowd that Anzac Day is not a celebration, it's a commemoration. Even though the crowd filled the width of Beach St and the length from Bay St to Nott St, a podium and a new sound system meant that all…