Nairne Armistice Centenary Celebration/ Unveiling of Mural

Nairne Armistice Centenary Celebration/ Unveiling of Mural

On November 11, 2018 Save to calendar

At Nairne Nairne, South Australia

Cost: Free

Tony Semler

08 8388 0980

Categories: General Events


Light Horses will feature in one of the Remembrance Day events being organised to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice in the Adelaide Hills town of Nairne.
Throughout the weekend of November 10th and 11th, the Nairne Branch of the RSL, has put together an extensive programme for people to engage in, learn about and reflect on the events of World War One; a war that was described as “the war to end all wars”.
When the Allies and Germany signed the armistice at Compiègne, France at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, a tradition of remembrance was instigated that remains relevant to us today. In 2018, for the 100th time here and in Europe, people will stop what they are doing, fall silent and reflect together on the tragedy and loss of war at the exact time the armistice was signed in 1918.
The 100th anniversary of the armistice conveniently falls on a weekend, allowing as many people as possible to be involved.


Members of the Barossa Light Horse Re-enactment Group will establish a camp in the town and at 5.45pm, the traditional catafalque party will assemble at the Nairne Cenotaph to guard and honour the memory of the people of the town who have fallen in conflict and those who have served.
At 6pm, a ceremony will be held for Mayor Ann Ferguson and the Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie to unveil a new Armistice Centenary Mural commissioned by the RSL to complement the Cenotaph / Memorial.
After the ceremony, people are encouraged to stay in the Main Street and enjoy a meal together at one of the various venues that will be open.

SUNDAY 11th Nov

Sunday starts with the music of World War One at the Cenotaph from 10am. Members of the Light Horse Group will march to the Cenotaph / Memorial and at 10.30am there is a special remembrance recognition to the service of all animals in war. This will lead into the formal Remembrance Day service at 10.45am and the pause for silent reflection at 11am.

Cafés and eateries in Nairne’s Main Street will be open for refreshments, breakfast and lunch and the Nairne Museum will be open with displays of history of Nairne during World War One.
President of the Nairne Sub Branch of the RSL, Tony Semler, said; “Nairne was an important local staging point for recruitment and training for WW1 and the RSL is keen to recreate some of the history, character and feeling of the time. By giving people knowledge and experiences, we keep the memories of the fallen alive and bring people into a deeper reflection of the time”.

Further information about the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice can be obtained from Tony Semler on 08 8388 0980 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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