Poppy Project

RSLWA will be installing 62,000 handcrafted red poppies on the lawns of Kings Park.

Every Remembrance Day is important.

Each year, RSLWA and its Sub-Branches organise respectful commemorative events that promote the importance of acknowledging the 11th day in November within the community.

With the signing of the Armistice on that day at the 11th hour in the 11th month, the Great War (World War One) came to an end after more than four years of continuous warfare.

It seems almost disrespectful to put more importance on one Remembrance Day over another, as they are all important.

But in an effort to continually promote the acknowledgement of the sacrifices made within our community, it would be remiss of RSLWA to not plan something fitting for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018.

To acknowledge such an occasion, we are proud to announce RSLWA with its Poppy Ladies’ groups around WA, are working on a major commemorative project.

62,000 handcrafted red poppies will be placed on the lawns at Kings Park surrounding the State War Memorial.

This visual tribute will acknowledge the 61,513 lives that were lost in battle. According to the Australian War Memorial: “Australia’s population of fewer than five million people, saw more than 416,000 men enlist and ended with 61,513 being killed.”

The red poppy has particular significance for Australians.

Worn on Remembrance Day, poppies were among the first flowers to grow along the battlefields of northern France and Belgium during World War One, a region where Australian troops fought.

In soldiers’ folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their fallen comrades which had soaked the ground.

Image by Wendi Graham
Image by Bruce Fraser
Image by Karen Oakes.
Photo by Jarrod Saw

All poppies allocated for sale have been sold. We are no longer selling poppies.

The poppy installation was amazing & I was not prepared for the emotion it stirred in me.

Brenda Bishop

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T08:28:02+00:00

Brenda Bishop

The poppy installation was amazing & I was not prepared for the emotion it stirred in me.
The whole project has been a phenomenal effort by the RSL and will long be remembered by all involved.

There are no words that adequately express the mammoth project to commemorate our fallen diggers and the sacrifices made to ensure our lives are in a peaceful, orderly country free from the fear, regimes, tyranny and complexities of conflict.

Thank you to all involved. It must be thrilling to see your vision come to life amongst the pretty native flora overlooking a thriving Perth in just a few short hours of activity.

Susan Marsh

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T08:28:20+00:00

Susan Marsh

The whole project has been a phenomenal effort by the RSL and will long be remembered by all involved. There are no words that adequately express the mammoth project to commemorate our fallen diggers and the sacrifices made to ensure our lives are in a peaceful, orderly country free from the fear, regimes, tyranny and complexities of conflict. Thank you to all involved. It must be thrilling to see your vision come to life amongst the pretty native flora overlooking a thriving Perth in just a few short hours of activity.
All our volunteers had such a great time and were so thrilled to be involved. They felt wonderful to contribute, even if it was just a little bit, to this historic occasion. So Thank You for the invite and allowing us to share in this experience with you all

Atco Gas

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T08:28:38+00:00

Atco Gas

All our volunteers had such a great time and were so thrilled to be involved. They felt wonderful to contribute, even if it was just a little bit, to this historic occasion. So Thank You for the invite and allowing us to share in this experience with you all
The poppies were a credit to you for the work put in.  A wonderful idea and one that gives family and friends a way to honour their loved ones, with the help of teams such as yours.  Sincere congratulations and thank you to all.

Belinda Eisenhauer

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T08:28:49+00:00

Belinda Eisenhauer

The poppies were a credit to you for the work put in.  A wonderful idea and one that gives family and friends a way to honour their loved ones, with the help of teams such as yours.  Sincere congratulations and thank you to all.
The poppies were a credit to you for the work put in.  A wonderful idea and one that gives family and friends a way to honour their loved ones, with the help of teams such as yours.  Sincere congratulations and thank you to all.

Margaret Tomuli

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T08:29:14+00:00

Margaret Tomuli

The poppies were a credit to you for the work put in.  A wonderful idea and one that gives family and friends a way to honour their loved ones, with the help of teams such as yours.  Sincere congratulations and thank you to all.
Great job at Kings Park looks stunning.

Tilani Schutte

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T08:29:29+00:00

Tilani Schutte

Great job at Kings Park looks stunning.
Well done Poppy ladies thank you for all your hard work🌷

Nikki Bird

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:38:12+00:00

Nikki Bird

Well done Poppy ladies thank you for all your hard work❤🌷
Beautiful ladies, with beautiful hearts equals beautiful Poppy’s and a very special tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. Lest We Forget.❤️

Sharyn Fickling

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:38:39+00:00

Sharyn Fickling

Beautiful ladies, with beautiful hearts equals beautiful Poppy’s and a very special tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. Lest We Forget.❤️
I really enjoyed the display, honestly a job well done 💗💂

Kevin Cutbush

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:39:36+00:00

Kevin Cutbush

I really enjoyed the display, honestly a job well done 💗💂
Great dedication to those who were our original Anzacs

Martin Smith

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:40:02+00:00

Martin Smith

Great dedication to those who were our original Anzacs
A once in a lifetime event. Well done. Made me quite emotional today 

Claire Victoria

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:40:36+00:00

Claire Victoria

A once in a lifetime event. Well done. Made me quite emotional today ❤
Magnificent effort and display. Thanks to all. It was incredibly moving

Tracy Destree

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:40:54+00:00

Tracy Destree

Magnificent effort and display. Thanks to all. It was incredibly moving
Stunning. Congratulations. I so wish the brave Australians (including animals) that served our country in WW1 could see this, and know how eternally grateful we are.

Ange n'Morris

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:41:27+00:00

Ange n'Morris

Stunning. Congratulations. I so wish the brave Australians (including animals) that served our country in WW1 could see this, and know how eternally grateful we are.
Great job to all they knitters and crocheters and to all who installed them. Such a wonderful tribute to all those who have fallen in the service of our country.

Lyn Mitchell

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:41:48+00:00

Lyn Mitchell

Great job to all they knitters and crocheters and to all who installed them. Such a wonderful tribute to all those who have fallen in the service of our country.
They look amazing! Thanks and congratulations to all the clever creators and organizers! A truly beautiful concept and mark of respect.

Elizabeth Price

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:42:05+00:00

Elizabeth Price

They look amazing! Thanks and congratulations to all the clever creators and organizers! A truly beautiful concept and mark of respect.
Well done to all who contributed to making the poppies. It was an absolute honour to assist in planting and to pay my respect to all who lost their lives. Lest we forget.

Jen Riches

62,000 Poppy Project Kings Park
2018-11-14T09:42:28+00:00

Jen Riches

Well done to all who contributed to making the poppies. It was an absolute honour to assist in planting and to pay my respect to all who lost their lives. Lest we forget.
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