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September 30, 2010
THIS year the WRANS Association
(ACT) commemorative service will
be held on October 16 at 11am at
the WRANS Memorial at HMAS
All ex-WRANS and women who
have or are currently serving in the
Navy are invited to attend the service
and lunch. This year the theme will be
'Life as a Cadet in 2010'.
The WRANS Association (ACT)
continues to hold a high profile in
the Canberra community and is rep-
resented by the president and other
members during the year at a num-
ber of official functions and annual
The association is always look-
ing for new members and seeking to
reconnect with old shipmates.
The membership application can
be found on the website at www.
wransact.org or contact the Secretary
for further information through the
For further information about this year's
service contact the Treasurer, Chris
Hennessy, at email@example.com
or phone (02) 6291 0520 to make a
reservation or obtain further information.
Partners, family and guests are welcome.
HMAS Moreton reunion
PERMANENT and reserve Navy
members (1969-1990) of HMAS
Moreton are invited to attend a
reunion in Brisbane on February
The venue is to be advised.
The party intends to lay a wreath
at the site of AHS Centaur over the
For details contact Marty Leven at
New exhibition shines a
light on Australia's first
THE history of Australia's first
lighthouse -- Macquarie Tower of
Vaucluse -- is revealed in a new exhi-
bition now showing at the Australian
National Maritime Museum.
Macquarie's Light chronicles the
story of the two Macquarie Towers --
the original and its 1880s replacement
-- through artwork, plans and historical
The original Macquarie Tower was
commissioned in 1816 by then-Gover-
nor of NSW, Lachlan Macquarie. The
lighthouse is widely regarded as one
of his most enduring legacies and his
most significant maritime contribution
to the colony.
Visitors to the exhibition will see a
number of historic artworks including
watercolours and drawings of Outer
South Head, where Macquarie Tower
was built in 1818.
Macquarie's Light coincides
with statewide celebrations marking
200 years since Governor Lachlan
Macquarie became Governor of NSW.
The exhibition will remain on dis-
play, admission free, until November
The Australian National Maritime Museum,
in Darling Harbour, is open daily from
9.30am to 5.00pm. For inquiries phone
(02) 9298 3777 or visit www.anmm.
By Michael Brooke
SCORES of dedicated sailors from
warships and stone frigates located
around the country, including HMAS
Kuttabul, did their duty to support
the families of deceased ADF per-
sonnel recently by selling badges
during Legacy Week 2010.
With 10 young soldiers killed in
Afghanistan since June and a sailor
from HMAS Warramunga drowned in
Tonga, Legacy's work is as important
Now is a time of great sadness for
their families and the families of all
Service personnel who have sacrificed
their lives in service of our country.
Fortunately, the sale of the badges
by Navy and other uniformed person-
nel helps Legacy keep its promise to
Servicemen and women that their fam-
ilies will be supported if they do not
return from duty.
Vice Chief of the Defence Force,
LTGEN David Hurley, said Australia
had 3300 troops deployed on Defence
missions around the globe and their
families could be reassured Legacy
would care for them if needed.
"It is very reassuring for every man
or woman in the ADF to know that,
should they not return, Legacy will
keep their promise to see the family
through the difficult times," LTGEN
Kuttabul sailors support
Legacy Week Appeal
When a Serviceman or woman
dies, on or after operational service,
Legacy steps in to support the fam-
ily -- providing medical support, trans-
port, education and financial assis-
tance as well as advocacy for them.
The funds raised from the Legacy
Week Appeal will help Legacy contin-
ue to assist 115,000 widows and 1900
children and people with disabilities
Australia-wide, with essential services
such as counselling, special housing,
medical, advocacy and social support.
LEST WE FORGET: SMNCTS Tanya Lohman volunteers her time for
Legacy as Sydney local Karen Rivera purchases a pen during the 2010
Legacy Week Appeal.
Photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack
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