Rockingham RSL sub-branch the site of new murals depicting Australian sacrifices in conflict


The mural of poppies was hidden until the reading of the Ode, after which it was unveiled to a great response.
Rockingham RSL sub-branch the site of new murals depicting Australian sacrifices in conflict
Rockingham RSL sub-branch the site of new murals depicting Australian sacrifices in conflict
The mural of poppies was hidden until the reading of the Ode, after which it was unveiled to a great response.

FOUR murals honouring the sacrifices of Australian defence personnel have been erected at the Rockingham RSL sub-branch over the past three months.

The most recent mural is a field of poppies along an inner wall in the Memorial Drive club house.

There is also another large mural depicting the 10th Light Horse brigade and another two murals in the club’s barbecue area.

Vice-presidents Mark Weldon and Wolfgang Neutert are part of the club’s committee that have been transforming the building.

Mr Weldon said the poppy mural was installed last Thursday and unveiled to the members for the first time on Friday night.

“We turned the lights down, I read the Ode and nobody knew about the mural until then but it got a great reaction,” he said.

Secretary Jennifer Sciortino thanked Pro Art Murals for the Memorial Wall mural.

“It is absolutely stunning and makes our main hall look larger, lighter,” she said.

“It is an impressive monument of Remembrance to all who have gone before us.”

Mr Weldon said the club first became interested murals after seeing a large mural of the old jetty in the Rockingham Hotel that had been installed by Pro Art and Wicked Walls.

He said the sub-branch was one of the biggest in WA with about 600 members, including 365 service members.

“We are here to make sure that we look after all the old veterans and new veterans coming through,” he said.

 

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