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