Bourke remembers


Piper Annette Earl Photo: TWH

Bourke paid tribute to the fallen in a moving Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a minute’s silence was observed to commemorate the centenary of the signing of the peace treaty following four years of bloodshed in the First World War.

Police, schools, community organisations, businesses, residents and visitors turned out to take part in the ceremony at the Cenotaph in Central Park. Two hundred and sixty seven hand-made poppies were planted in the ground in front of the Cenotaph, representing the 267 volunteers who left their homes in the Bourke Shire to fight on the Western Front and across Europe.

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