ANZAC day in the region

LEST WE FORGET: Part of the Stuart Highway will be shut down to accommodate the annual Anzac Day street parade.
LEST WE FORGET: Part of the Stuart Highway will be shut down to accommodate the annual Anzac Day street parade.

April 25 marks 102 years since Australian and New Zealand troops landed in Gallipoli in 1915.

It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

Check out what your town is doing for Anzac day. 

Katherine

A Gunfire Breakfast will be served at the Katherine Club from 5am.

Gunfire Breakfast was the name given to the breakfast taken by soldiers prior to a morning battle.

During World War I, this may have included biscuits and jam or tinned Bully Beef served with coffee laced with rum or condensed milk.

Katherine residents can then attend dawn service at the Cenotaph on the corner of the Stuart Highway and O’Shea Terrace at 6am.

Following the service, Katherine Club patrons can donate a gold coin and enjoy breakfast.

The annual street parade will start from near the BP at 9.40am.

Following the parade there will be two-up in the beer garden of the Katherine Club and plenty of lunch specials. 

Pine Creek

Pine Creek residents can attend dawn service at Bogga Young Park at 6am. 

Tracey and Bruce Jenkins will then host a Gunfire Breakfast at the Lazy Lizard tavern to raise money for the RSL. 

Mataranka

Mataranka residents can attend a dawn service in Stan Martin Park near the Banyan tree.

Following the service a free barbecue breakfast will be cooking at the sport and recreation ground. 

Timber Creek

Timber Creek residents can attend dawn service at 6am at the Nackeroo Monument followed by a barbecue breakfast.