Rosewater Mount Carmel College ANZAC Mural Back to Search

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Location Mount Carmel College, 33 Newcastle Street, Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield - South Australia, Australia
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Mural

Painted by Artist in Residence, Ms Mandi Glynn-Jones with the assistance of Year 9 students, the colourful mural was officially opened on Friday, 1st May 2015 by Federal Member for Port Adelaide, the Hon. Mark Butler MP. The $10,000 project was funded through the Federal Government’s ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.
The depiction of the headstones of the four Weaver brothers who grew up in Lambert Street, Rosewater. All four brothers were killed in WWI. Whilst named, the headstones also represent all men and women did not return home.
The World War Christmas truce. On Christmas Eve 1914, German and British troops along the Western Front came together in a short display of solidarity to exchange small gifts and sing carols. Some also used this time to retrieve the bodies of soldiers who had fallen between the lines.
The role of women in WWI. In 1914, women were prevented from holding any military position on the frontlines except as a nurse. Many women farewelled a husband, son, brother or friend, and anxiously awaited their return. During this time, women turned their efforts towards fundraising and establishing charities, which still exist today.
In WWI, animals played many important role in sending messages, transportation, sniffing out pests and enemies, helping injured and dying soldiers, and keeping them company.
Indigenous Australians during WWI, who were, at first, rejected to enlist because of race. More than 1,000 Indigenous Australian served in WWI and once enlisted, were treated as equal and accepted without prejudice.
The importance of nurses during WWI. More than 3,000 Australian civilian nurses volunteered during the First World War This provided opportunities for independence and travel, sometimes with the hope of being closer to their loved ones serving overseas.

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Opened 1 May 2015
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