Remembering Our War Nurses – pictures etc from 24 September 2014

A collection of photographs, most official speeches, the service and luncheon programs as well as a few newspaper articles can be viewed by pasting the link below into your internet browser

 

 

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New Australian Service Nurses Memorial Wall update

New Australian Service Nurses Memorial Wall update

Today the bronze signs and commemorative plaques are attached to the memorial wall.

All ready for the official unveiling and dedication on 24th September 2014 at War Nurses Memorial Park, cnr Bourbong and Takalvan Streets, Bundaberg. Service commences at 0900

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ART UNION FOR WAR NURSES PARK ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

ART UNION FOR WAR NURSES PARK ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

Our last and major fundraising activity is now underway, it is an Art Union raffle with all proceeds going towards our enhancement project at War Nurses Memorial Park, Bundaberg

Tickets are $2 each, and prizes include 3 dozen bottles of wine, a mystery bus trip for 2, a collectible bear dressed as a nurse and gift baskets.

Here is Leone, selling tickets on Saturday at Bundaberg RSL Club.  Contact us if you would like to support our fundraising efforts.  Our phone and email is under the contact tabs on our website.

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War Nurses Memorial Park Enhancement Plan

War Nurses Park Concept Plan Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update on project as at 27th May 2014:

The final design plan for the proposed enhancements to War Nurses Memorial Park has been received from Bundaberg Regional Council, and work is underway to source contractors and obtain costings.

Not all of the elements we wanted have been approved by Council, but the important aspects have been endorsed and incorporated into the concept plan.

Centenary of ANZAC walk links the new Australian Service Nurses Memorial Wall to the heritage listed War Nurses Memorial Pavilion and includes two formal gardens that will each contain a wall of memories.  The first plaque to be laid in one of these gardens will be an updated honour roll of Bundaberg region’s nurses who served overseas during WW1.

Seating has been added to the Southern side of the memorial pavilion, which should provide some shade as well as much need comfortable seating within the park.

The history storyboard area allows for 5 double sided storyboards to be erected to tell the story of service nursing.

It is hoped that a water fountain  will be installed, once Council has confirmed suitable water services.

We will be working closely with council to complete the major elements by 24th September 2014, in time for the dedication of the new memorial wall and the services to commemorate the Centenary of WW1 and the role of nurses.

Jenny Waldron

President