What's On - 12 April 2020

  • Ceremony: Maltese Australian Association (George Cross Award Day) 2020

    Sunday 12 April 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    The Australian-Maltese community holds an annual service of remembrance in April each year. This time marks the award of the George Cross to the island by King George VI of the United Kingdom in a letter dated 15 April 1942 so as to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the tremendous hardships they suffered in the early days of the Second World War.

  • Ceremony: 2/4th Australian General Hospital 2020

    Sunday 12 April 2020, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The story of the 2/4 Australian General Hospital during the Second World War is one of which all Australians can be proud. While statistics do not convey the quality of the medical care involved, the fact that some 14,000 casualties passed through the hospital at Tobruk, 19,000 at Redbank and a further 10,000 at Jerusalem, Colomobo and Labuan gioves some idea of the immensity of their contribution. The record of servce rendered by 2/4 AGH i many battlefields between 1940 and 1945 has seldom been surpassed.