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A plaque commemorates the 90th Anniversary of Armistice and celebrates the close bond between Australia and France.
The French Community in Australia on the 28th June 2008 commemorated the contributions of Australian soldiers in France during World War One. The commemoration focused on those soldiers who had left their homes in Australia when duty called, had survived the war and returned to Australia.
A special gift of street plaques, in the style used in Paris, bearing the names of the streets with major battles in France of relevance to Australian soldiers were made by the French veterans.
|Address:||Beauchamp Road, Memorial Park, Matraville, 2036|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.953333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 28th June, 2008|
World War 1 Battlefields Of France
The Matraville Soldiers Settlement Community Celebration was held to pay tribute to the Australian soldiers who fought so valiantly and played a decisive role in the World War 1 Allied victory in Europe.
As an expression of gratitude the Federation Nationale des Anciens Combattants Residant Hors de France ( French Veterans' Association ) and the people of France presented signs, in the City of Paris design, to Randwick City Council for the streets named after France's World War 1 battlefields and towns.
28 June 2008
Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Armistice ending
World War One and celebrating the close bond between
the people of France and Australia.
" N'oublions jamais l'Australie"
( Let us never forget Australia )
Cr Bruce Notley-Smith Mr Lionel Majeste-Larrouy
Mayor of Randwick Consul Generale de France