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
The first of our 22 Prima Donna trees which will display pink flowers during spring and summer have been planted at War Nurses Memorial Park as part of our enhancement project.
Construction is underway at War Nurses Memorial Park, with the new Australian Service Nurses Memorial Wall being the first element to be built. The new pathways and gardens will take shape over the coming weeks.
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.
In addition to a $4000 Saluting Their Service Grant from Department of Veterans Affairs, we have had our major grant application approved by the Queensland Government. Details are below.
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.