here for Anzac Day 2009
The Dawn Service Anzac Day 2008 attracted record crowds
with an estimated 1200 people attending the service.
Despite overnight and very early morning rain the weather
smiled and it was fine throughout the day.
The Eurobodalla Lighthorse Renactment Group once again
turned out in force and added that extra special touch
to the service as did the students from various local
schools particularly Carroll College and Bodalla Primary.
The sunrise was spectacular and added the perfect finishing
touch to a beautiful service. The Memorial Gardens Management
Committee would like to thank everyone who helped in
any way with the organisation of the event-far too many
people to mention in this article-but their help and
contributions are all acknowledged as vital to the success
of the Service.
The Tuross Head Dawn Service continues to grow so quickly
in popularity and is one of the most well attended Dawn
Services in the South Coast Region. As the crowds grow,
so does the need for a more efficient sound system for
the Memorial Gardens. The Committee has decided to launch
a fund raising appeal to purchase a modern and effective
wireless sound system. Over the next few months a series
of fund raising events will take place and part of this
is a public appeal for donations. People wishing to
help to this appeal may do so by sending their donations
Head Memorial Gardens Committee
C/- Secretary 43 Evans Road, Tuross Head, NSW 2537
Day - 2004
OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, 12 May 2004
Mr NAIRN (Eden-Monaro) (10.22 a.m.)—I thank the
previous speaker, the member for McPherson, who made
some vital final comments in her contribution on this
very important topic, the Veterans’ Entitlements
(Clarke Review) Bill 2004. I am sure all members of
parliament attended Anzac Day services recently. I went
to three Anzac Day services.
first was the dawn service at Tuross Head on the Far
South Coast. It is probably the closest thing you could
get to Gallipoli, as far as its geography is concerned.
With waves breaking on the cliffs below and the sun
coming up over the sea, it was quite a spectacular location
for a dawn service.
then attended a very small service at a place called
Bergalia, which is between Narooma and Moruya. There
is a memorial there that was only found a few years
ago. It had been totally overgrown, but some locals
found it and upgraded it with some assistance from the
federal government under our memorials program.
third service was just before lunch at Batemans Bay.
Attending those sorts of functions, you understand exactly
what is occurring within the veteran community. You
get to meet some quite amazing people at those sorts
of ceremonies, including those who had war service in
the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam and various other
confrontations, and peacekeepers—you find the
lot. It is terrific that those people and their families,
particularly young children, are out there each Anzac
Day. We had 500 or 600 people at the dawn service at
Tuross Head, which is quite amazing.
Bergalia War Memorial
plaques naming those who served during World War I and II from
the Bergalia, Coila, Tuross and Turlinjah districts.
The Monument was dedicated and unveiled at a service conducted
on ANZAC Day in 1925
Horse and Camels Parade in Tuross 17/11/2000
Post 2013 Big crowd at Tuross Head for Anzac Day
Memory of Ted Aust
Charles Edward AUST, Order of Australia - Medal (OAM)
in the General Division - January 26, 2007 With effect
from September 23rd 2005 Late of Tuross Head NSW
For service to ex-service personnel and their families,
and to the community of the Eurobodalla Shire.
Vice-President, Tuross Head ANZAC Day Dawn Service and
Memorial Gardens Committee;
Member, for 18 years.
Foundation Member, Eurobodalla Sub-Section of the Naval
Association, 1990; served in several committee positions.
Deputy Chairman, Narooma Legacy Group; Chairman, until
1995; Treasurer, 1995-2005.
Long-term Member, Moruya Sub-Branch, Returned Services
League of Australia.
Member, Tuross Head Bowling Club; served on Committee
for many years, and held positions of Chief Chairman,
Senior Vice-Chairman and Secretary.
Mr Aust died on 11 September 2006.