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Paying respects to fallen veterans

Tom Parry and Zoe Askew A SOLEMN vigil was held at Sale Cemetery last Thursday, August 3 to acknowledge those killed in action during the...

Maffra memorialises sacrifice

Tom Parry ONE of the biggest crowds ever turned out for Maffra’s mid-morning Anzac Day service last Tuesday. The ceremony began in earnest at 11am with...

Seaspray locals turn out for growing Anzac Day service

SINCE the installation of memorial plaques recognising local servicemen and women who served in all wars, and also two startling WW1 statues by sculptor...

Sale Cenotaph: How the ‘Victory Woman’ came to be

Ross Jackson THE word Cenotaph comes from the two Greek words kenos taphos; translated into English, they have the literal meaning of empty tomb. As 1920...

Sale Cenotaph’s 99-year history

Tom Parry SURROUNDED by the walls of the Memorial Hall on Macalister Street is a conspicuous structure known as the Sale Cenotaph. For close to a...

We will remember them: A history of Anzac Day

In the early morning darkness of April 25, 1915, about 16,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers descended upon the beach shores...

RAAF Base East Sale Column – April 2023

On February 1 2023, Headquarters Air Academy (HQ AirA) personnel gathered at the RAAF Base East Sale Yarning Circle to celebrate the significant contributions...

Sale museum a hidden gem

TUCKED away in a shed at the West Sale Airport, one will find a modest, but nonetheless impressive, collection of army, navy and air...

Remembered, not forgotten

LOCALS gathered across the region last Friday to attend the first in-person Remembrance Day services in three years. In Sale, around 70 people attended the...

Serving an institution dedicated to the Armed Forces

VISIT the Gippsland Armed Forces Museum at West Sale Airport, and chances are you’ll encounter one Malcolm “Mal” Cotton. The 87-year-old has been a volunteer...

Every day is Remembrance Day at Veterans Centre

FOR the volunteers at the Gippsland Veterans Centre, “every day is Remembrance Day.” The non-profit organisation is located beside the Sale Memorial Hall on Macalister...

Riding for a reason

A GROUP of servicemen cycled to RAAF Base East Sale last week to raise money for brain cancer research. Members of the 7th Signal Regiment,...

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The Gippy Girls hike for the Heart Foundation

TOMORROW (May 24), 'The Gippy Girls' comprised of Ana Jones, Gemma Lambe, Marie Frew from Sale and Tanya Cunningham from Stratford, are hiking for...