Poppy Projections

Prominent WA landmarks with connections to the First World War will each be lit up with 59,000 poppies to commemorate the Australian lives lost in the First World War.

Monday, 5 November 2018 | Exmouth | The Vlamingh Head Lighthouse 

Exmouth was used as a military base in World War II. Two Japanese attacks were carried out on the Exmouth Gulf area in May 1943.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 | Geraldton | Museum of Geraldton 

HMAS Sydney was sunk off the coast of Geraldton in 1941. This was the largest loss of life in the history of the Royal Australian Navy.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 | Kalgoorlie | Kalgoorlie Town Hall

Thursday, 8 November 2018 | Albany | Albany Town Hall

In 1914, 30,000 Australian and New Zealand troops departed Albany for Egypt and the battlefields of World War 1.

Friday, 9 November 2018 | Bunbury | St Patrick’s Cathedral

Saturday, 10 November 2018 | Fremantle | Fremantle Maritime Museum 

In 1914, the 11th Battalion, the first battalion to be raised in WA, departed Fremantle for the landing at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli.

Sunday, 11 November 2018 | Perth | St George’s Cathedral 

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