Kapunda to dedicate new Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk

New memorial walk.
New memorial walk.

Thirteen plaques depicting the major South Australian World War I battalions and their major theatres of battle have been set for dedication in Kapunda on Monday, April 30.

The Anzac Centenary Memorial project is to “acknowledge the sacrifice made by those who served during the WWI,” Light Regional Council mayor Bill O’Brien explained.

The walk is located on the eastern side of Mildred Street of the town from the stone cairn to the entrance of Kapunda Primary School.

It is the result of a collaboration between the council and Kapunda RSL members, with funds provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

The historic town’s latest development complements the alignment of trees along Mildred Street which were planted as part of the WW II Avenue of Honour.

The official opening ceremony will be attended on April 30 at 10.30am by Federal Wakefield MP Nick Champion.

Mr O’Brien, along with members of Kapunda RSL and students from Kapunda Primary School and Kapunda High School will also participate in the official activities. 

The date of the opening coincides with the Centenary of the Raid on Es Salt in Palestine by several Australian Light Horse Regiments.

Mr O’Brien, who regards this project as excellent educational tool, said its creation will certainly capture the interest of both students and adult pedestrians alike.

All interested community members are welcome to attend the official opening.

To RSVP or for further information please contact Council’s Community Development Officer on 8525 3200 or email light@light.sa.gov.au