Congrats Ross!

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ON 28 January 2018, at a well attended presentation ceremony staged at Souths Leagues Club, West End, Canon Garland Memorial Society Incorporated Vice-President, Ross Hielscher (pictured above), received a Griffith Australia Day Award from the Federal Member for Griffith, Ms Terri Butler MP.

Here is the citation read out on the day:

Ross is a founding member, vice-president and project manager of the Canon Garland Memorial Society.

Ross established the society to commemorate Canon Garland, the chaplain at the Enoggera Army Barracks during World War One who suggested we honour the sacrifice of fallen soldiers through a national day – which is what we’ve come to know as Anzac Day.

Ross has dedicated his time to celebrating this part of our local history and led the team that established the Canon Garland Memorial – ANZAC Day Origins at Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park.

This memorial has not only been significant for the local community, but is also recognised internationally.

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