[Editor: This article, regarding Anzac Day, was published in The Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), 27 April 1950.]
Queenstown’s Anzac parade
Queenstown’s Anzac Day parade was made up of returned soldiers, cadets, scouters, cubs, girl guides, brownies, schoolchildren and the Queenstown Silver and Pipe Bands.
Wreaths were placed on the Cenotaph by the R.S.L., Municipal Council, cadets, scouts, South African war veterans, the Navy members and committee of the Silver Band, the Pipe Band, girl guides and brownies, old comrades, schoolchildren and private residents.
In his address the Warden (Cr. J. T. A. Argent) said the Anzacs’ unselfish devotion to duty had been emblazoned across a world torn asunder by international conflicts.
To ensure their sacrifice was not in vain it was the solemn duty of all to work unceasingly for a brotherhood of nations.
The R.S.L. address was given by the president of the local sub-branch (Mr. W. Williams).
The Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), 27 April 1950, p. 11
Cenotaph = a monument or structure built to honour a dead person, or persons, whose remains are buried or located elsewhere, especially a monument built as a memorial to military personnel who died in wartime (derived from the Greek word “kenotáphion”, meaning “empty tomb”)
Cr. = an abbreviation of “Councillor”
R.S.L. = the Returned Services League of Australia: an organisation dedicated to the welfare and well-being of returned service personnel; the organisation was founded in 1916 as the Returned Sailors and Soldiers’ Imperial League of Australia, it was changed to the Returned Sailors’, Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Imperial League of Australia (RSSAILA) in 1940, became the Returned Services League of Australia (RSL) in 1965, and then became the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) in 1990
See: 1) “A Historical Perspective of the RSL”, Emu Park RSL Sub Branch
2) “Returned and Services League of Australia”, Wikipedia
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