Lest We Forget: Parliament Remembers Armistice Day
The Parliament of Western Australia is commemorating Armistice Day on 11 November 2018. One hundred years ago at 5:10am an armistice was signed by the Allies and Germany to "end" World War I. The order was "Hostilities will cease at 11:00 today, 11 November..."
|Poppies, Poems and Speeches of Remembrance|
Remembrance wreath of poppies
A two metre tall wreath of crocheted poppies, on loan from the RSL, will be on display at the front of Parliament House, facing the city.
Image courtesy of Parliament of Australia
|Silence in Parliament|
Parliamentarians commemorated Armistice with a minute's silence and speeches on Thursday 8 November 2018. The Premier, Mark McGowan made the first statement. Listen to the beginning of the statements given in Parliament.
Alone in a trench...
Read Parliament's Education Officer, Peter Dooley's poem entitled Parliament Remembers written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Michael Loney, parliamentary Education Presenter recites Poppies, a poem of remembrance. The poem was written by Sergeant Leon Gellert of the 10th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.
100 Buglers for 100 Years
More than one hundred buglers performed The Last Post throughout the Perth CBD, as part of the RSL's 100 Buglers for 100 Years, including three young buglers on the front steps of Parliament House.
The front facade of Parliament House (faces the city) was lit up in red as the red field poppy is the international symbol of remembrance.
The RSL wreath of crocheted poppies will be on display at the front of Parliament House:
Dates: 5-16 November 2018
|The Politician who died in Flanders Field|
Letter listing Bartholomew Stubbs effects sent to his wife after his
Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia
|Who was BJ Stubbs?|
Bartholomew James Stubbs MLA was the only serving Western Australian parliamentarian to die in the Great War. Read more about his life...
Times: 10:15am OR 1pm
Length: 90 minutes
Telephone: 9222 7259
Taylah Drazic, Southern River College, was announced the winner of Parliament's inaugural poetry competition at Parliament House on Friday 2 November 2018. Read the winning poem, Our Voice.
|World War I Parliamentarian Veterans|
Major Denton getting his haircut by regimental barber, Egypt, 1916
Photograph courtesy of the State Library of Western Australia
|Learn more about the WA's MPs Involvement in WWI|
Australia in WWI
|Research a Soldier |
There are a large number of websites to research Australian World War I soldiers:
|What was said in Parliament during WWI|
Houses of Parliament, Perth [postcard] ca.1914
Image courtesy of State Library of Western Australia
|Premier Lefroy Announces Armistice|
On 7 November 1918, Premier Henry Lefroy announced to the Parliament of Western Australia that Germany had signed an armistice. The Premier said "I hope the information is correct. I have it on good authority, and I trust that peace is not far off." Listen to a modern day narration of the speech.
Laws Passed in WWI
|Read more about WA in WWI|
Politicians at War: The Experiences of Australian Parliamentarians in the First World War, essay by Aaron Pegram, Parliament of Australia
Books in public libraries
Gallipoli to Tripoli: history of the 10th Light Horse Regiment AIF, 1914-1919
by Neville Browning & Ian Gill
Between duty and design: the architect-soldier Sir JJ Talbot Hobbs
by John J Taylor
From the trenches: the best ANZAC writing of World War One
edited by Mark Dapin
Lighthouse girl by Dianne Wolfer
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