Service and Tree Planting Ceremony to honour fallen soldiers from the
local area was held at the Dublin Institute on Sunday 9th November 2014
arranged by the Dublin History Group.
The District Council of Mallala Partenerships
Grant, Australian Government's ANZAC Centenery Local Grants Program,
Dublin History Group and local community donations provided the funding.
The criterior for inclusion in the Memorial
Avenue were those that were named on local Honour Rolls. A further seven
were also discovered by the Dublin History Group while researching the
soldiers. Whilst it cannot be established why these few were not recorded
on the honour rolls, they will be honoured within the new Memorial Garden
at the Institute to be established later this year (2015).
The trees are well known for forming
dense shade. They will grow to about 10 meters tall with a yellow flower
in spring and an orange berry in summer.
Gwen presenting Pat with a copy of her memories & FFCF & her Father
Ross Martin's Volunteer Defence Corps (Pt Wakefield history
Gwen Smith (nee Martin) & Hazel Ralf (nee Thompson) catch up
is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James
Joyce, during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on
16th June 1904) are relived.
It is observed annually on 16th June in Dublin, Ireland and all around
the world. Joyce chose this date as it was the date of his first outing
with his wife-to-be, Nora. The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the
protagonist of Ulysses.
On Saturday June 16th 2012, a group of Adelaide’s Irish community
will travel by bus to Dublin, SA to perform readings from the book of
‘Ulysses’ in the Dublin Hotel and Institute, using multiple
amateur performers. This event, performed in the Irish style of good
times and high spirits, will be captured on a professional video and
will be aired on early morning news in Dublin Ireland, and later released
on you tube.
Arriving at Dublin around 3pm, the group will perform readings from
the book in the hotel, then meander down the road to the Institute where
supper consisting of soup, sandwiches and the obligatory ‘Guinness’
will be accompanied by songs and music followed by more readings from
the Opening of the Dublin History Group Research Centre (in the former
The DUBLIN HISTORY GROUP won the prestegious
Award for the EVENT OF THE YEAR at the recent Australia Day Celebarations
and Awards ceremony
DAY Approximately 130 people attended the 2012 Australia Day celerbrations
at the Dublin Oval thanks to the District Council of Mallala