Centenary of Armistice 1918 - 2018
On 11 November 1918 the guns finally fell silent after five years of global war. An Armistice was signed to end World War 1 and bring peace to the world. The people of Liverpool sacrificed a great deal during this time and lost many of their sons and daughters to this terrible conflict. To commemorate the Centenary of Armistice and remember the fallen, Liverpool City Council will host a range of events in October, November and December 2018. All events are free and all are welcome.
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Portraits of Memory
Saturday 18 August 2018, 10am-2pm
Portraits of Memory is a unique portrait project being developed as part of Liverpool’s Armistice Day Centenary. If you have family or personal connections to those who served in Australia's armed forces, come along and share a photograph or piece of memorabilia and be featured in the project. Register your interest by emailing email@example.com or phone 0410 698 620.
Photo montage created from images sourced from the State Library of NSW.
1. NSW servicemen portraits, 1918-19; Walter Alexander Hall, Crown Studios.
2. The Light Horse returning to the coast of Phonecia, ca.1920. Photographic prints of originals taken 1914-ca.1919. Colart's Studios, Melbourne.
Peace Comes to Liverpool
Saturday 20 October - Saturday 1 December 2018
Liverpool Regional Museum
The Peace Comes to Liverpool exhibition will be launched at Liverpool Regional Museum from 11.30am-1pm on Saturday 20 October. The project is hosted by the Moorebank Heritage Group in partnership with the Liverpool Regional Museum, and Liverpool City Council. Readers who can assist with archival material pertaining to Liverpool’s military presence and role a century ago, or seeking information about the project, should contact Mike Davis via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visions of Peace
Monday 1 November 2018 - Sunday 11 November 2018
Macquarie Street, Liverpool
As part of Council’s suite of programs and events to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice, Council will deliver a digital placemaking trail designed to highlight Liverpool’s strong connection to Australia’s World War I history and commemorate the city’s military history. The trail will begin at St Luke’s Anglican Church on Elizabeth St, extend down Macquarie Mall and end at the Memorial School of Arts.
Freedom of Entry Parade
Sunday 4 November 2018
Liverpool City Council granted Freedom of Entry to the Royal Australian Engineers Corps on 5 September 1959 in recognition of the long-standing association between the Corps and the community of Liverpool. Moorebank, a suburb of Liverpool, is recognised as the birthplace of the Corps of the Royal Australian Engineers and particularly the School of Military Engineering.
In recognition of almost 60 years since the granting of Freedom of Entry and as a part of local Centenary of Armistice commemorations, Liverpool City Council will bestow a new Freedom of Entry scroll on the Corps, further cementing the relationship between the Corps and the community of Liverpool. There will be a parade through the Liverpool CBD.
Liverpool Remembers Centenary of Armistice
Sunday 11 November 2018
Bigge Park, Liverpool
Commemorative Service, 10am – 11.30am - The Commemorative Service will be hosted by Liverpool RSL in partnership with Liverpool City Council.
Community event, 12pm – 5pm - This event will provide a range of entertainment showcasing fashion, music and military history from the 1918 era, as well as food and market stalls. There be a variety of interactive activities for all to enjoy. Free entry.
In 1959 the Royal Australian Engineers were granted Freedom of Entry to Liverpool. Former Mayor, Rowland Albert Dunbier, presented the Engineers with a Freedom of Entry scroll.
Photos courtesy Liverpool City Library.