Toowong Cemetery hosts ANZAC Day commemorations

The historic Toowong Cemetery will be opened into the night to host special activities in commemoration of ANZAC Day from 21 to 29 April

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said visitors could take a look into their past, with the artistic retelling of ANZAC stories and special lighting displays during the week-long commemorations.

“On ANZAC Day each year we remember those Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations,” Cr Quirk said.

“In addition to the Dawn Service that takes place at ANZAC Square, residents can now look forward to some special events at Toowong Cemetery, including a tour of the burial sites of some of our fallen soldiers to showcase their true stories.

“The tours will be complimented by an ANZAC-themed lighting installation, along with movies and other activities on Canon Garland Green.”

Cr Quirk said the event would be an exciting opportunity for local residents to take a look back at our history and remember and honour the ANZAC spirit.

“Holding activities within our cemeteries is part of my wider commitment to support and respect our city’s cultural history,” he said.

“Our cemeteries are home to some fascinating stories and it is great we are able to revisit these historic sites to honour those who have made Brisbane the city it is today.

“I encourage all residents to take some time to reflect on our fallen soldiers this ANZAC Day by participating in these memorable activities at Toowong Cemetery.”

Council is also currently working with the Canon Garland Memorial Society to restore the Canon Garland Memorial and sword to its former glory ahead of ANZAC Day.

For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

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