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ANZAC Cottage 'Cheers for 102 Years' Concert

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'Cheers for 102 Years' is a FREE Concert hosted by the Friends of ANZAC Cottage, thanking the Western Australian community for the building, the caring for and honouring of the historic ANZAC Cottage in Mt Hawthorn. In the spirit of giving, that led to ANZAC Cottage's construction, the amazing 'Subdividers' rock 'n' roll band have generously volunteered their time and talent for this event.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Mt Hawthorn Primary School, is the time and place to rock the evening away.

The Subdividers rock


Acclaimed rock 'n' roll band, 'The Subdividers', have been entertaining the Western Australian public for over 15 years. Their amazing repertoire, covering just about any popular song you can name throughout the decades, will have you rockin' and rollin' to iconic music.


Let the good times roll

And, just as other community groups assisted over a century ago, the Fathering Project has stepped in to sizzle the sausages and offer drinks, all at affordable prices. You are invited to bring rugs and camp chairs (don't forget the children), and 'rock your cares away'. Moreover, it is a great way to start the school holidays.

The reason

ANZAC Cottage 'Cheers for 102 Years' Concert. A tired but cheerful group of cool drinks and tea room assistants, on building day.
A tired but cheerful group of cool drinks and tea room assistants, on building day.

The 'Cheers for 102 Years' Concert on April 15, aligns with the opening of ANZAC Cottage, built in one day by volunteer community members in 1916. Although built in February, 1916, the opening was delayed until April 16, 1916, because the construction coordinator, Sidney Gibson went away on holidays.

ANZAC Cottage was built as a home for a returned wounded soldier and his family, and as a memorial for those who lost their lives in the tragic Gallipoli landing.

The recipient, Private John Porter, suffering from shell shock was unable to offer his thanks to the community, so, 102 years later, the Friends of Anzac Cottage plan to remedy this situation with a concert.

ANZAC Cottage 'Cheers for 102 Years' Concert. Some of the workers who erected ANZAC Cottage.
Some of the workers who erected ANZAC Cottage.

ANZAC Cottage 'Cheers for 102 Years' Concert. In honour of Anzac, a group of ladies who assisted in various stages of the work.
In honour of Anzac, a group of ladies who assisted in various stages of the work.

Grateful thanks

The Friends of ANZAC Cottage would like to express its sincere thanks to the 'Subdividers', the Mt Hawthorn Primary School for offering the use of their premises and the Fathering Project for their culinary skills.

Find out more

All are welcome to attend this Free Concert, and access more information about ANZAC Cottage, by emailing chapan@highway1.com.au, or calling Anne on 0411 44 55 82. Check updates on their Facebook page, and learn a little more about the Cottage and its importance to our history.


Unless otherwise mentioned, all images are courtesy of the Friends of ANZAC Cottage collection from the booklet, 'ANZAC Cottage: Souvenir of the Monument Erected at Mt Hawthorn 1916'. Subdividers photos have been sourced from their website www.thesubdividersband.com/. 'Concert Word' image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Artwork and Photoshop, by John F.
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Why? 'Cheers for 102 Years' is a free 'thank you' concert hosted by the Friends of ANZAC Cottage, generously performed by the Subdividers
When: Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Phone: Call Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or email chapan@highway1.com.au
Where: Mt Hawthorn Primary School Oval, 1 Killarney St., Mount Hawthorn WA 6016
Cost: FREE family event
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