Mitcham Remembers

Friday 10 - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Mortlock Park,
Colonel Light Gardens

Event Poster

Join council, your community and Three local RSL’s to honour those that have fallen in our special Remembrance Day Commemoration and hear about some of the lesser known stories of
our district’s history.

From the special stories surrounding the 33,000 soldiers who trained at the Mitcham Camp during WW1, to the 21 Australian nurses who lost their lives in the line of duty on Bangka Island.
Marvel at the engineering feat of the Belair Railway, learn about our local cider brewery and ice manufacturers. Hear about our migrants stories – from Bougainville, and from European borders to freedom in Mitcham.

Historical insights into our schools, our families and our cultures.

NOVEMBER 10TH EVE CHILDREN ONLY
An invitation only evening for children’s camp sleep out in a recreated army style training village – conversations with our older community members and children about our history, letter writing from the camp, poppy wreath making, movie under the stars.

NOVEMBER 11THTHE WHOLE COMMUNITY
10.00am Remembrance Ceremony with 3 local RSL’s 11.30am – 2.30pm Community activities, historical displays, food, brass band, marching drills,
light horses.

COMMUNITYACTIVITIES
• Clean a saddle and groom a light horse
• Hear a vintage radio programme
• Walk through a bell tent showing life in an army camp
• Climb into an army tank
• Partake in a training drill
• Discover Mitcham’s early cider makers and ice manufacturer
• Experience a smoking ceremony
• Old fashioned family tug of war