Replica flame keeps Anzac spirit burning in Mandurah

Dawesville RSL members with the replica flame.
Dawesville RSL members with the replica flame.

ANZAC spirit will burn on in the form of a replica centenary flame thanks to a partnership between two Mandurah organisations.

The Mandurah Woodturners Group recently gifted the Dawesville RSL a timber reproduction of the piece, complete with an LED flame that can be used as part of meetings and services.

Mandurah Woodturners Group’s Harry Butler said the replica used wood from the historic Carob tree that had been at Christ’s Church Anglican Parish.

The replica flame.

“A few years ago, I heard a story at the Mandurah Dawn Service of a young Pinjarra soldier, Lancel Butcher, who brought some seeds back from WWI and planted some to remember his brother who died in France in 1917,” he said.

“As soon as the job came up I remembered that the members of our group were gifted some of the old Carob tree from the Anglican Church.

“I knew where some of that timber needed to go.”