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What's New at ANZAC Cottage?

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Rich history revealed in a new light

The Friends of ANZAC Cottage invite you to an open day on Sunday, April 3, 2016 to see the transformation revealing more of its rich history.

ANZAC Cottage presents a new interpretation, designed to reveal more of its unique history and colourful stories.

Show, tell and touch

From 1.00pm to 4.00pm, visitors can see and try out first hand some of the new and different exhibits with interesting and surprising items. See the amazing transformation of everyday items on display.

A guided tour at 2.30pm will explain the new installations, how they came about and why the devices chosen best tell the story.

ANZAC Cottage refurbishment with old phone and transistor radio

See what is happening to enhance the history of the Cottage, adding to the relevance and understanding of the significance of this iconic site.

For a century the Cottage has stood as a living testimony to the Great War and with the commitment by the community to maintaining its relevance, will stand for another hundred years.

A personal touch

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 this story.

A community effort

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.

A little more info

The Cottage is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, offering free entry and afternoon tea for a gold coin donation. All are welcome to attend and learn more about its unique history.

Check out ANZAC Cottage's Facebook page for any updates to this event or call Anne on 0411 44 55 82.

Light refreshments; tea, coffee and cold drinks available for a gold coin donation.

Photos are courtesy of Friends of ANZAC Cottage, Artwork by John F.
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Why? Have a sneak peek at ANZAC Cottage
When: Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm with talk and tour at 2.30pm
Phone: Call Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or email
Where: ANZAC Cottage, 38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mt Hawthorn
Cost: FREE entry
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