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Members of the community are invited to attend an author presentation of the book “Proserpine Answered the Call”, to be held at Proserpine and Cannonvale Libraries on Thursday 16 July, at 10:30am and 1pm respectively.
Compiled by Lyn Burke and Lloyd Fox, with assistance from Year 9 students from Proserpine State High School and St Catherine’s College, the book is a Proserpine Historical Museum Society Project.
It records and pays tribute to the men from Proserpine district who “Answered the Call” to serve in World War I (1914-1918), and the Boer War (1899-1902).
Two years in the making, the publication was funded by the Federal Government Anzac Centenary Local Grant Project, with the library presentations sponsored by a Queensland Government RADF Grant and Whitsunday Regional Council.
Mayor Jenny Whitney would like to congratulate Lyn and Lloyd, and their band of tireless researchers from Proserpine Historical Museum and Whitsunday Family History Group.“The dedication in ensuring that these men and their contribution to our nation are remembered should be commended,” Mayor Whitney said.
“I encourage local World War II veterans, and/or their families to attend the presentations, as authors Lyn and Lloyd hope to set up interviews to gather information for inclusion in their next project – a book to document the history of those who “Answered the Call” to serve in WWII.”
Light refreshments will be served at both events. For further information please telephone the Proserpine Library on 4945 0275; or Cannonvale Library 4946 1366.
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