Australia Remembers – The Women’s Axillary Association with Betty Dolan & Phyllis Renwick

Australia Remembers Frances (Betty) Dolan & Phyllis Renwick speaking in this video about the Women’s Axillary association and their involvement. Betty’s husband was an ex-servicemen and interested in starting a subbranch RSL Club in Currumbin. A few year’s after the Sub Branch was running, it was decided to form a Women’s Axillary to support the […]

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Australia Remembers – Stories shared by our Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS)

The Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) was formed via authorisation of the government in 1941. It was formed to “release men from certain military duties for employment in fighting units”. In this video, Lyn, Norma and Raie share their stories of war as an AWAS. This video was taken at the QueenslandAWAS association’s last meeting […]

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Australia Remembers – Ron Workman OAM

Ron joined the RAAF as an apprentice in 1955. He qualified and eventually served with the RAAF as a No 35 Squadron Caribou aircraft Loadmaster in the Vietnam War in 1965. He was chosen to be a member of the Australian Armed Forced Colour Party, which was sent to France in 1968 for the 50th […]

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Australia Remembers – The Carr Family

The Carr Family came to Australia in 1925. Mr and Mrs Carr traveled with seven children to Australia with another three born in Australia. Out of the ten children, five males and one female wanted to support Australia and signed up for WW11. They all served in various roles, were proud courageous Australians. Unfortunately all […]

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Australia Remembers – ANZAC Day at Elephant Rock

ANZAC Day is held April 25th, yearly. For 20 years, Currumbin RSL has held an ANZAC Day Dawn Service which has developed over time to become an iconic Queensland Event with a national audience. From humble beginnings the event has grown and matured to a well know service held at Elephant Rock, Currumbin and resulting […]

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Australia Remembers – Mr. Keith Payne VC OAM DSC SS (US)

On 24TH May 1969, in Kontum Province, Warrant Officer Payne was Commanding 212th Company of 1st Mobile Strike Force Battalion when the battalion was attacked by a North Vietnamese force of superior strength. Under this heavy attack the indigenous soldiers began to fall back. Directly exposing himself to the enemy’s fire, Warrant Officer Payne, through […]

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Australia Remembers – The Battle of Milne Bay and Lewis ‘Bluey’ Smith

The battle of Milne Bay is considered to be the first in the Pacific campaign in which allied troops decisively defeated Japanese land forces. In August 1942 Japanese naval troops under estimated the predominately Australian Garrison Artillery. One of the Australian Garrison Artillery men was 19-year-old Louis ‘Bluey’ smith. Now 90, Louis is the last […]

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