To commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice that ended the Great War in 1918, it is planned to install a mural depicting our war nurses over the past 100 plus years. The mural will be installed on the dark grey water tank at the southern end of War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg.
It is planned to officially unveil the mural on the morning of 11 November 2018, well before the Bundaberg service.
August 2018 Update: Our grant application has been approved and Ross Driver, our mural artist has been busy researching, sketching and painting. We have been very fortunate to have within our region former Service nurses that we can honour in our mural.
There will be 6 panels featuring Service nurses from various ‘eras/conflicts’ and a panel commemorating the Centenary of The Armistice and celebrating a peace that came at such a high cost to Australian families. WW I, WW II, Vietnam/Korea, Iraq/Afghanistan, Peacekeeping, Armistice and Peace.
“In progress” is the sketch of Ros Richards, RAAFNS – Vietnam (see below). This painting is nearly completed to mark the 1/2 point in the mural.
Next to be completed is the “Peacekeeping Panel” and will feature another local – Alex Logan, RAANC – Rwanda
Captain Pearl Mittlehuaser, AANS (WW II)
Head Sister Constance Keys RRC (WW I)
WOMEN VETERANS HONOURED TO LEAD THE BUNDABERG ANZAC DAY MARCH
Bundaberg District Women Veterans have been invited to lead the veteran contingent of marchers at the Bundaberg City Anzac Day march in recognition of the sacrifice and contribution of servicewomen during the Centenary of Anzac. All women who have served or are currently serving in Australian or Allied Defence Forces are invited to march behind the ‘Women Veterans’ sign.
2017 also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Bundaberg & District Ex Servicewomen’s Association who first marched in the city’s Anzac Day march in 1968 when they paraded their association banner at the head of parade. The ladies have marched every year since and it will be wonderful to be in the number one position in our 50th year.
The women veterans are very honoured to once again be invited to lead the parade and to represent the tens of thousands of women who have served in wars, conflicts, peacekeeping and at home, with over 220 paying the supreme sacrifice.
In keeping with the this year’s parade theme to honour our women veterans, our Secretary, Mrs Leone Wilson OAM, who served in the WRAAF, will be the guest of honour and will receive the salute alongside the mayor.
In the Anzac Centenary it is important to remember and reflect on the sacrifices of all our men and women who have served for over 100 years.
This booklet provides a brief service history of Burnett Heads First World War soldiers, history of the Burnett Heads War Memorial as well as covering the Centenary of the Battle of Pozieres service on 23 July 2016, and was written by our Secretary, Leone Wilson.
Burnett Heads Honour Roll
A lovely hour or so with our supporters and friends who helped our association achieve such wonderful results with the enhancements to War Nurses Memorial as part of our Remembering Our War Nurses project.
Some pictures of the morning can be viewed here
A short selection of photos of how Bundaberg & District Ex Servicewomen commemorated ANZAC Day is now available on our website at
Storyboards showing the history of military nursing and War Nurses Memorial Park are to be installed in the new year.
The storyboards can be viewed and downloaded via our website at