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Anzac Day at Kathleen Valley

On Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April, our Kathleen Valley community came together for a dawn service at the Dragonfly Accommodation Village to honour those who served, and who continue to serve, in Australia’s armed forces. The service was led by site leaders and current and former service members from Liontown and our contractors. It was an incredibly well-attended event, demonstrating the high level of engagement, respect and team spirit on site.

The event was opened by acknowledging our traditional owners and welcoming the large community of Kathleen Valley residents who attended the service. The attendees then heard the history of Anzac Day, and the story of when 16,000 soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed under fire on the shores of Gallipoli in 1915.

An Australian Army Reserves member and a former US service member who now work on site, together read ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon.

Karakia (Māori prayer) was said and members of our New Zealand workforce, led by Jagcor and Iron Mine Contracting, performed the haka ‘Ka Mate’. The wreaths were laid at the base of the flag poles where the Australian and New Zealand flags were held at half-mast, followed by the Ode of Remembrance.

The Last Post was played, followed by a minute of silence and the flags were then raised to the sound of Reveille, followed by the New Zealand and Australian national anthems.

One of our team members closed the event by performing ‘I was only 19’ by Redgum, a highlight for many of those who attended.

Thank you to the team who put on such a high-quality service for our community.