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Media Release: Lifting the lid on Victoria’s wartime history

By April 21, 2010April 24th, 2010No Comments

A new guide released by the State Government will produce hours of enlightening reading for those who have an interest in Victoria’s wartime history.

Mayor of Maroondah, Cr Alex Makin, said Remember Them: A guide to Victoria’s wartime heritage included the stories of three Ringwood and Croydon soldiers who had served in various theatres of war.

“This guide provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of some of those who bravely served their nation during times of war,” Cr Makin said.

“Remember Them: A guide to Victoria’s wartime heritage tells the stories behind the 1000 war memorials and 700 communities across the state. It brings together tales from conflicts including the Boer War, the first and second world wars, Korea and Vietnam, and it’s well worth a read,” Cr Makin said.

The State Government will distribute the guide to all Victorian secondary schools, ex-service organisations and peak bodies.

For more information about the guide, visit

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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:

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