On 25 June I attended the final Centenary of Anzac Soil Collection Ceremony at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park. This event marked the conclusion of the NSW Soil Collection Program, which has rallied hundreds of participants from diverse areas across the state in last 12 months.
Acclaimed artist Fiona Hall has devised a public art project that will resonate with everyone in NSW. A plaque for every town, suburb and locality around NSW that enlistees for the First World War gave as their place of address is being forged. A sample of soil collected from the area by local residents will sit alongside the place name. When building works are completed by the end of October close to 1700 plaques will be displayed on mass around the walls of the Hall of Service.
Lest We Forget.