April 24th 2010
ANZAC Day on Magnetic Island
Tomorrow is ANZAC Day and on Magnetic Island the event draws hundreds of Islanders from their beds to attend the Dawn Service at Alma Bay and afterwards, the Rimfire Breakfast at the RSL in Arcadia. Following is the schedule of events as supplied by the MI RSL Sub-Branch.
0510 - Parade forms up at the RSL Hall in Hayles Ave Arcadia.
0520 - Parade marches to the memorial at Alma Bay
0535 - ANZAC Day Memorial Service commences
0625 - (approx) Memorial Service over and parade marches back to RSL
0630 - Rimfire breakfast.
For readers who have seen or are planning to see the first feature film shot in Townsville, Beneath Hill 60, a fascinating presentation is soon to be held at the RSL Hall.
Beneath the story of Beneath Hill 60 on the role played by North Queensland miners in WWI, including the technicalities of tunelling under enemy lines, by Ross Thomas - the Townsville resident, mining engineer and history buff whose determination, passion, and entrepeneurship helped secure the movies' making - will be presented on Saturday May 1 at 6.30pm.
Ross, who is also executive producer of Beneath Hill 60, which is now attracting large audiences across the country as well as critical acclaim, will share the story of the journey from the 1914-18 War to the silver screen.
The presentation is supported by the Magnetic Island Community Development Association and the MI RSL. A gold coin donation on entry will help support the work of the RSL on Magnetic Island.
Readers coming from Townsville can catch the 6pm ferry and connecting bus.
To add your comment,
or read those of others, see below