Monday 27 April 2015

Tails from the past - 100 years of the site that became the Addison Road Centre, Sat 2nd May, 10-3pm

ANZAC Centenary Event –
Tails from the Past: To remember the horses -
  fete, competitions, music, talks

Saturday 2nd May, 2015.
10am – 3pm 

Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville.

Addison Road Community Centre proudly present our ANZAC centenary event to remember the war horse.

The former Army Barracks in Sydney's Inner West, & now home to Australia’s first and largest community centre, will be transformed to a bygone era when horses were part of daily life, for the centre’s Anzac Centenary Event on the 2nd of May.

Over 130,000 horses left Australia for WW1, and only one horse made it home. Many soldiers and their horses spent time here on their way to war, as it was an Army Barracks and horse training ground.

The community will gather to remember the horses that played such an important yet oft forgotten role in our history, as The Australian Light Horse Association performs a concise re-enactment.

The transformation of the 9 acre grounds will include a WW1 era fete selling handmade, home-grown, vintage and recycled wares; old-fashioned games; period costume and baking competitions; music from Australia’s oldest folk group – The Bush Music Club; historical interviews and of course, the horses.

Register for competitions between 10 & 11am.

Best dressed in period costume (family, woman, man, child)

Best home-made mustard pickles

Best home-made plum jam

Best old fashioned sponge cake

Best scones

Best home grown veggies - Broccoli, potatoes, silverbeet

Best home-gown flowers - Rose, Begonias

On the stage

Official opening 10.15

11am - noon  Australian Light Horse Association performance

12 -1pm  BMC performance

1pm - competition winners announced

2pm  - Salvation Army Band

In the StirrUp Gallery

2pm, 4 speakers remember the Army, it's horses & the anti-conscription protests


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