ACT Branch: Planting Memories for the Centenary of ANZAC

The ACT Riverina Monaro Branch received an ANZAC Centenary Local Grant to honour all the men from the Canberra region who served in World War 1. On 13 October 2016, immediately prior to the 2016 National Conference a commemorative sign was unveiled in Weston Park, Yarralumla, close to the Yarralumla Nursery. The text and images on the panels draw on the poem The Forester by eminent Canberra poet Geoff Page. The service of the volunteers is personified by Private Malcolm McIntosh (Mack) Southwell, who worked for Charles Weston (the forester of Page’s poem). Southwell enlisted in October 1916 and was killed in action in France in November 1916.