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90th Anniversary of Armistice
90th Anniversary of Armistice
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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.

Location

Address:Beauchamp Road, Memorial Park, Matraville, 2036
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.953333
Long: 151.241389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th June, 2008
Front Inscription

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
 

Source: MA
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