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A plaque commemorates RSL LifeCare’s ‘First 100 Years’ of service.

RSL LifeCare began on 18th October 1911 with a meeting of men and women at Victoria Barracks in Sydney. A Committee was formed to organise a home for ageing ex-soldiers of the British Empire who were living in poverty. The facility, an old fort on Bare Island was known as ‘The Veterans’ Home’. Today, RSL LifeCare has responsibility for more than 4,500 residents and clients.


Address:301 Galston Road, Rowland Village, Galston, 2159
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.651944
Long: 151.058056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1911
Approx. Event End Date:2011


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 30th March, 2011
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RSL LifeCare - the first 100 years

On 18th October 1911 at a meeting at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, a group of men and women formed themselves into a committee to organise a home for ageing sailors and soldiers of the British Empire who were living in poverty. This new home was located at an old fort on Bare Island, Botany Bay.  From small beginnings RSL LifeCare was born - caring for veterns from the Boer War, the Crimean and the Soudan.

In 2011, our Centenary Year, RSL LifeCare provides care and service to 4,500 veterans and senior Australians - "Continuing in the ANZAC Spirit".

This commemorative plaque, for Rowland Village, was unveiled by
The Hon Philip Ruddock MP
Federal Member for Berowra

on Wednesday, 30 March 2011
at the
Celebration of a Century!

In the presence of 
Cr Nick Berman, Mayor, Hornsby Shire Council
Annette Mulliner OAM, Director, RSL LifeCare
John Haines AM, RSL State Vice President, Metropolitan
Rev. Bob Durbin, former Director of RSL LifeCare, RSL Sate Councillor Metropolitan
Mark Broadband, General Manager, RSL LifeCare

Continuing in the ANZAC Spirit


Source: MA
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