Battle of Polygon Wood 100th Anniversary

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

Location: Cairns War Cemetery, within Manunda Cemetery, Martyn Street, Cairns


Phone: 4044 3044

Cost: Free. No registration required.

Category: Community event

One hundred years ago in a young forest plantation near Belgium, Australian soldiers fought bravely in what is known as the Battle of Polygon Wood.

Join the community for an official commemorative ceremony to mark this special anniversary and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of First World War soldiers from the Cairns region.

Free event, no registration required. Parking available along Little Street.

Commemorations will continue with children's activities at Cairns City Library from 25 September to 3 October 2017.  Children can help create the Polygon Wood patchwork tree and learn more about the battle, Anzac values and local soldiers.

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council.

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Last updated: 21 September 2017