Nov 8, 2012

Remembrance Day

November 11, Remembrance Day, is a time of reflection as we think about the end of World War I and the tragic loss of life from 1914 -1918.
In November 1918 cities, towns and municipalities around Australia marked the end of this conflict  with celebrations and memorial services.
 In Moonee Ponds, ANZACS were welcomed home by the Mayor and Councillors outside the Town Hall, and other services were held across the community.
The Essendon Gazette has many articles detailing these events, and reading them conveys the emotions and feelings generated by loss and the  turmoil of war. The issue of conscription for example was still divisive even at the end of 1918.
You can read original articles from The Essendon Gazette on microfilm in the Sam Merrifield Library or visit the Trove website and view digitised copies of this newspaper from 1914-1918.

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