Centenary of Armistice – Mural at War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg

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 to led Bundaberg City Anzac 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.

New Picnic Settings for War Nurses Park

New Picnic Settings for War Nurses Park

20150601_13002320150601_13004320150601_1301113 new picinic settings were installed yesterday at War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg.

The settings were donated by the Bundaberg & District Ex Servicewomen’s Association and is the final element of their Remembering Our War Nurses project, commemorating the Anzac Centenary.

Nursing Storyboards installed at War Nurses Memorial Park

Nursing Storyboards installed at War Nurses Memorial Park

The history storyboards: Nurses – Zululand to Afghanistan have been installed at War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg and represent the final element in the Bundaberg & District Ex Servicewomen’s Association’s project to revitalize and enhance the memorial park to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

The storyboards will be officially unveiled on 17 February 2015 by Mr Ken O’Dowd MP, Federal member for Flynn.From Takalvan St sideFrom Base Hospital sideStoryboards from pavilion