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ANZAC Cottage Goes Antique

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The 'Soldier's Queen', Mrs. Charles Roberts, hoisting the unique ANZAC flag at the Cottage at approximately 5.00pm on February 12, 1916.
The 'Soldier's Queen', Mrs. Charles Roberts, hoisting the unique ANZAC flag at the Cottage at approximately 5.00pm on February 12, 1916.

Many definitions of antique refer to the object or item in question as being over 100
years old. Thus, the 101st Anniversary of the construction of ANZAC Cottage on February 12, 2017 will confer 'antique' to its established 'historic icon' status.

The Friends of ANZAC Cottage will celebrate this remarkable milestone with an Open Day on Sunday February 12, between 1.00pm and 4.00pm, including guided tours of the Cottage at 1:30pm and 2:45 pm.

The Governor's wife, Lady Barron laying the memorial tablet. Check out the Cottage construction going on in the background.
The Governor's wife, Lady Barron laying the memorial tablet. Check out the Cottage construction going on in the background.

Anne Chapple, granddaughter of Private Porter, the recipient of ANZAC Cottage in 1916, will bring a personal perspective to the story, as she takes you on a unique tour through this historic Cottage.

These tours will reveal more about the remarkable history and relevance of this lovely Cottage, built by the community in one day back in 1916.

The Cottage's history goes well beyond its beginnings in 1916, and its extraordinary story encompasses not only World War 1, but also World War II and the Vietnam Veterans.

Restored by the Vietnam Veterans, the Cottage's current appearance and condition mirrors how it looked in 1916.

How many 101-year-old antiques' can lay claim to being a relevant living memorial?
How many 101-year-old antiques' can lay claim to being a relevant living memorial?

Entry is free, with visitors invited to enjoy a piece of the birthday cake (cut at 2:15pm), and afternoon tea available for a gold coin donation.

If you would like to know more about this event or further information about ANZAC Cottage, check out their Facebook page, email chapan@highway1.com.au, call Anne on 0411 445 582, and while you are at it, take a peek here and see what the Cottage looks like now, better still visit.

Images courtesy of the booklet 'Anzac Cottage: Souvenir of the Monument erected at Mt Hawthorn 1916' (only available from ANZAC Cottage), with artwork by John F.

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Why? A personally guided tour of this iconic historical Cottage, will redefine 'antique'
When: Sunday February 12, 2017 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm with guided tours at 1.30pm and repeated at 2.45pm
Phone: Call Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or email chapan@highway1.com.au
Where: ANZAC Cottage, 38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mt Hawthorn
Cost: FREE with gold coin donation for afternoon tea
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