ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Project – Remembrance Day Event

Short films made by local school students, displays of historical equipment, the 100 Voices Commemorative Choir and a World War 1 image projection onto the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre are some of the exciting aspects of the ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Event to be hosted by the Rural City of Wangaratta on Remembrance Day.

The evening event will be held at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, the Holy Trinity Cathedral Forecourt and Ovens Street from 7pm – 9pm with the World War 1 images being projected onto the outside wall of the Performing Arts Centre at night fall.

The Rural City of Wangaratta received a $40,000 grant from the Victorian Government ‘Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program’ to work collaboratively with local school students to create a documentary and image projection installation that will honour and commemorate the service and sacrifice made by local World War 1 veterans. Students from Our Lady’s Primary School, Myrrhee Primary School, Carraragarmungee Primary School and Wangaratta High School have been researching and creating interactive projects to unearth what World War 1 means to them.

“Bringing together images, narration and song tells the story of World War 1 in a contemporary way that has significant meaning to our local community. Working with local school students to share history in new and innovative ways has inspired interest in the stories of local people who served in World War 1 and strengthens our community identity and ensures that our local stories live on” said Jaime Carroll – Director of Community Wellbeing.

The documentary will be uploaded to the culturewangaratta.com website which is a keeping place for local stories, films and photographs about people, memory and place. The website acts as a virtual museum so that local stories can be passed on from generation to generation and will leave an ongoing legacy for the future ensuring these stories are heard.

For more information please contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer Justine Ambrosio on: (03) 5722 0847 or email: j.ambrosio@wangaratta.vic.gov.au