Mildura Regional Development announce Silo Art Trail community consultation sessions - Mildura Region
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Mildura Regional Development announce Silo Art Trail community consultation sessions

Mildura Regional Development (MRD) has announced three community consultation sessions that will take place along the proposed route of the Remembrance Silo Art Trail (RSAT).

The Remembrance Silo Art Trail (RSAT) will stretch from Ouyen, through Murrayville and end at Panitya. It will cover 129km and 10 silo sites, all of which will be painted with a military historical theme that respects, commemorates and immortalises the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces for the values that Australia holds dear.

There will be three sessions held in April. One in Ouyen, one in Underbool and one in Murrayville. All residents are invited to attend these information and discussion sessions.

The dates, times and location of the meetings are as follows:

Ouyen

Monday 9 April

7:00pm as part of Ouyen Inc general meeting

MRCC Ouyen Service Centre

79 Oke Street, Ouyen

Underbool

Monday 16 April

6:30pm for a 7:00pm start

Underbool-Linga Memorial Hall

Malkin Avenue, Underbool

Murrayville

Wednesday 18 April

6:30pm for a 7:00pm start

Murrayville Senior Citizens Club

Gray Street, Murrayville

MRD are exploring various crowd funding opportunities and sponsorships. If you’d like to be involved in this unique project and for more information about the meetings, email Pamela Canavan at pamela@milduraregion.com.au.

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  • Billy Adams
    Posted at 12:38h, 30 March

    “The Light Horse brigades in Australia had the highest number of Indigenous soldiers of all the different battalions and regiments,” All good horsemen. I only ever see white faces in the charge at Beersheba in Israel. Will there be any black men and women on the Remembrance Silos? https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/indigenous

    • darylbuckingham
      Posted at 23:44h, 02 April

      HI Billy
      Thank you for your email there is a plethora history in terms of Aboriginal people that served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for Australia. We are in the process of doing research in this area and we have identified three so far:
      1: Lance Sergeant William Charles Westbury 10th Battallion ( Boar War & Gallipoli & The Somme )
      2: Private Daniel Hodgekiss 6th & 59th Australian Infantry Battalion (Western Front @ Second battle of Bullecourt & Battle of Menin Road Ridge &b Viller-Bretonneux)
      3: Trooper John Tackaberry 8th & 4th Australian Light Horse Regiments ( Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine, the Suez, and Beerasheba)

      All these men served with honor, pride and distinction and I am sure as we do further research we will discover more Aboriginal men who equally deserve our respect, thanks and admiration. As such I can tell you that our Aboriginal service will be recognized and although the final makeup of the art will be decided by the final committee I will be recommending that at least one silo be dedicated to these brave Aboriginal men who served our country…

      Daryl Buckingham

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