Gunalda State School students took part in Miva’s Anzac Day commemoration for the first time this year.
Gunalda State School students took part in Miva’s Anzac Day commemoration for the first time this year.

Crowd attends Anzac Day at Miva

ONCE again a large crowd attended the Anzac Day service at the Miva CWA Rest Rooms.

Will Nahrung chaired the gathering and the guest speaker was local identity Barbara Paterson.

Northa Burnett also spoke at the meeting in the chaplain’s role and Alan Prestwood travelled from Russell Island to again play the bugle at the service.

Joyce Sexton was the pianist, a role she has filled since she was a teenager.

Children from the Gunalda State School were welcomed to the service for the first time, each laying wreaths in company with the Cubs and other members of the public.

Bevan Day read the names from the honour boards and Ernie Blackwell presented Miva CWA president Stephanie Mitchell with a wooden plaque representing the Wide Bay Regiment.

Don Nahrung also explained the origin of a certificate which was presented to the families of men who had died during WWI. He had fortunately come across one such certificate representing a local man and had it framed for safekeeping.

After the service the Miva CWA served a light luncheon to more than 100 people who attended the service.

Gympie Times


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