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2009 Anzac Parade and Memorial Service

By April 19, 2009December 3rd, 20092 Comments

The Ringwood RSL organises an Anzac Parade and Memorial Service on the weekend before Anzac Day to march through Ringwood to the Clocktower and onto the RSL for a commemoration service.

The Parade provides a chance for Veterans to attend a local service while being able to participate in the City Parade at the Shrine of Remembrance for Anzac Day.  Councillors and local MPs are invited to participate in the parade, along with Veterans, their families and other guests.

Alex with Councillors Nora Lamont and Peter Gurr at the Anzac Parade

Alex with Councillors Nora Lamont and Peter Gurr at the Anzac Parade

A commemoration service followed the Parade, with the address provided by a serving commanding officer from Iraq, who discussed the ongoing importance and significance of Anzac Day.

Anzac Day Services at the Ringwood Clocktower will be held from 5:30 am on Saturday the 25th of April.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:


  • Dear Alex.
    I was on the honor detail with 10 Field Squadron 3rd division Royal Australian
    Engineers at the dedication of the clocktower on its current site many years ago.
    I have tried unsuccessfully to uncover photographs and any other info on that day and
    thought perhaps you may be able to help.
    I was also at the opening of the City of Maroondah offices with the same army unit and
    would appreciate any help with that as well.

    If you could help it would be appreciated?

    • Alex Makin says:

      Dear Colin,

      Thank you for visiting my website and for your comments. I believe that Maroondah City Council does have some photographs of the Clocktower dedication and the opening of the municipal offices, so I will make enquiries through council.

      It would certainly be worth contacting the Ringwood Historical Society as they have extensive archives covering the two events. The Ringwood Historical Society can be contacted via their website at

      Please contact me on 0408 311 645 or email if I can be of further assistance.



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