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.
Freedom of Entry Parade
Sunday 14 October 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.
Digital Placemaking Trail
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.
Peace Comes to Liverpool
Saturday 6 October - Saturday 1 December 2018
Liverpool Regional Museum
Peace Comes to Liverpool will be launched at Liverpool Regional Museum on Saturday 6 October with an exhibition and a book on the World War 1 Liverpool Training Camp. 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 Pam Browne on 0408 579 781 or Mike Davis 0417 651 922. Download the Exhibition Guide here.
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.