The completed Cottage at the conclusion of the day (Anzac Cottage Souvenir Booklet)

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Anzac Cottage

Anzac Cottage is unique in Australia - it is the only war memorial that was also a home for a wounded soldier and is thought to be the first war memorial constructed in this state.

The Centenary of Anzac Cottage will take place in 2016 and this will allow us to not only commemorate all of those who took part in that fateful landing at Gallipoli, but also honour the communities left behind who undertook such amazing projects as the construction of the Cottage to demonstrate their appreciation and respect for the sacrifices made.

Plans for the historic weekend include a concert featuring Agelink Theatre performing a play written especially for the Anzac Cottage story, a re-enactment of the handing over of the keys to the Cottage and a special birthday party to mark the 100th anniversary of the building of the Cottage.


ANZAC DAY AT ANZAC COTTAGE

At the going down of the sun...

The Sunset Service at Anzac Cottage on Anzac Day, 25 April, has become an annual event and all are invited to attend this moving service this year starting at approximately 5:15pm at Anzac Cottage on 38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mt Hawthorn. On this important day, the Cottage will be open from 3pm with a wreath making workshop for children, readings from the book The House that was Built in One Day: Anzac Cottage, and talks about the Cottage's history in addition to the service.

Entry is FREE and afternoon tea is available for a gold coin donation.

For more information please contact Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or email: chapan@highway1.com.au


200 workmen gave their time and skills to construct this brick and tile Cottage in one day on 12 February 1916 (Anzac Cottage Souvenir booklet)

200 workmen gave their time and skills to construct this brick and tile Cottage in one day on 12 February 1916. (Anzac Cottage Souvenir booklet)

Memorials | Western Australia | theatre | Anzac Cove | ANZAC Day | Gallipoli | ANZAC | re-enactment | war memorials

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The Anzac Cottage Centenary: Feb. 12, 2016 to Feb. 14, 2016
The Anzac Cottage Centenary will be celebrated over this weekend in February 2016 and will include activities such as a theatre performance and re-enactment.

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