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The memorial garden commemorates the centenary of Armistice and those who served in World War One. 

The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War One between the Allies and their opponent, Germany.  It came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time on 11 November 1918 ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month") and marked a victory for the Allies and a defeat for Germany, although not formally a surrender.

The actual terms, largely written by the Allied Supreme Commander, Marshall Ferdinand Foch, included the cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of German forces to behind the Rhine, Allied occupation of the Rhineland and bridgeheads further east, the preservation of infrastructure, the surrender of aircraft, warships, and military material, the release of Allied prisoners of war and interned civilians, eventual reparations, no release of German prisoners and no relaxation of the navalblockade of Germany.

Although the armistice ended the fighting, it needed to be prolonged three times until the Treaty of Versailles which was signed on 28 June 1919, took effect on 10 January 1920.

On Friday 9 November, we participated in a Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate the Armistice Centenary. We dedicated our newly constructed Memorial Garden and Flagpole at Nashdale Hall to the community. The service was beautifully led by our Leadership Team along with Mr Chris Colvin, Senior Vice President Orange RSL Sub Branch, Mr Derek Johns, who played The Last Post on his bugle and Mr Don Peck, who played The Lament on the bagpipes. We were also fortunate to have former student, Bella Sattler, join us to sing during the service. The Memorial Garden was a result of receiving a wonderful grant from the Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP). This one-off electorate-based grants program supported community commemorative projects in their electorate marking the end of the First World War. A very big thank you also goes to Mr Matt Garlick who undertook the construction work.
Nashdale Public School Newsletter, 30 November 2018


Address:721 Cargo Road, Nashdale Lidster Community Hall, Nashdale, 2800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.294722
Long: 149.012928
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 2018
Source: DVA, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au