In February, ANZAC Cottage celebrated its 100th birthday. Whether you attended or missed out, come down and help create history. Participate in placing relevant objects for people in the next century to marvel or at least wonder what we were up to.
Come, view the photos of their amazing celebratory weekend, and help them refill and seal the time capsule at 2.30pm. However, I do not expect any of the excellent Centenary cake to be available for placing.
Visitors are encouraged to bring items of current interest to place in the time capsule
In the mad whirl of activity that was the ANZAC Cottage Centenary, it seems that they missed getting any photos of their wonderful creative duck exhibition. If any of the people who came to the Cottage over the Centenary weekend have photos, please call Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or email email@example.com.
You may ask, "Why the ducks?" In 1916, when the cottage was opened eight-dozen ducks were auctioned. Not being keen to deal with 96 real ducks, inanimate ones seemed easier to cope with though most 'ducked out' on being photographed.
ANZAC Cottage, Mount Hawthorn, has the unique position in Australia of being the first memorial built to the Great War. Private Cuthbert John Porter the recipient, living in the cottage for 48 years, raising the Australian flag every dawn. Anne Chapple, granddaughter of John Porter, brings a personal aspect to the post centenary reflection.
Owned by the City of Vincent and used as the headquarters for the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia (WA Branch) with Friends of ANZAC Cottage maintaining a personal connection to the community.
Open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, the Cottage offers free entry and afternoon tea for a gold coin donation. All are welcome to attend and learn more about its unique history in a personal environment.