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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Page: 4074

ANZAC Story and Albany, WA

Debate resumed on motion by Mr Crook:

That this House:

(1) recognises the role played by Albany in the ANZAC story, as the gathering place of the ANZAC First Fleet and the final departure point for many Australian and New Zealand soldiers leaving Australia in November and December 1914;

(2) acknowledges the work undertaken by the Albany Centenary ANZAC Alliance in promoting Albany's rich ANZAC heritage;

(3) notes the recommendations from the National Commission on the Commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary calling for Albany to play a focal role in the 2014 ANZAC Centenary, including the recommendation:

(a) for a re-enactment of the convoy of vessels to gather in King George Sound; and

(b) to establish an ANZAC Interpretive Centre on the contours of Mount Adelaide; and

(4) calls on the Government to commit support and funding to ensure that Albany is able to deliver a nationally significant event in commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary in 2014.

Question agreed to.