ADCC 100 Year Celebration

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On Sunday January 10th 2016 ADCC hosted a function at the Old Museum for 100 VIP guests to celebrate the fact that the origins of ANZAC Day happened right here in Brisbane on January 10 1916, at the Old Museum (previously the Exhibition Hall) where at a public meeting attended by the Governor, the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition, the Lord Mayors of Brisbane, prominent leaders of the day and members of the public decided to commemorate the Gallipoli fallen with special commemorations – the first of which would take place on April 25, 1916.

The appointed Committee charged with taking this project forward was known as the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee, under the Chairmanship of the QLD Premier – Canon David Garland was the appointed first Secretary of the Committee.

Enclosed herewith is a copy of the written minutes of the first meeting of this Committee on February 3, 1916 (written by Lord Mayor Thomas Ryan) wherein Canon Garland was requested to formulate a plan for observance of April 25th and the Premier was asked to convey the resolution to the Premiers of other Australian states inviting similar actions to be taken and as it is often said – the rest as they say is history.

The function last Sunday was a great success culminating with the unveiling of a plaque recognising the historic event.