Saturday, May 14, 2011

Anzac Day 2011

As you may have noticed i have not writen in a while and that is because school exams and assignments have taken over. Thank goodness for holidays. We went to Queensland and visited The Southern Cross an display at Brisbane airport. The Southern Cross was named by Keith Anderson but sadley no-where is a reference to Keith Anderson and his input into this historic aircraft. We went to the Brisbane Museum at Southbank where two major exhibits from Keith Andersons eara are on display. One Bert Hinkler's historic flight in his Avro Avion from England to Australia in 1928 and two the original wreckage of the Southern Cross Minor of which Bill Lancaster died in 1933 attempted to fly from London to Cape Town. The name Southern Cross has a distinked conection to Keith Anderson.(see photos) Anzac Day 2011 was again celebrated at Tangalooma on Moreton Island off Brisbane at a beach setting. The dawn service was very cold and raining heavylily soaking our Scout uniforms anlong side numerous police, ambulance and returned servicemen listening to the War Memorial Broadcast on ABC radio and. The Australian flag was raised on the beach as reveille was played and we remembered those gallant servicemen who died.

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