Ferntree Gully community groups and residents will gather at dawn on 25 April for a short service to mark 101 years since the Anzac Cove Landings.
The reflection will remember especially Sergeant James Head from Ferntree Gully, who landed on the beach in the first wave. He died later that day.
The gathering will also honour all those who died in battle in the wars since then, and call to mind the grief of those who have lost their loved ones.
The venue is Peregrine Heights Park, the old Quarry site, in Quarry Road, Ferntree Gully. The service begins at 6.00am
Options for parking and walking
There is virtually no parking at the site but ample parking in and around Ferntree Gully Village.
Groups will be assembling for silent walks to the quarry.
All walks start at 5.30am. Please bring a torch or lantern.
Join silent walks from:
- St John The Baptist RC Parish car park, 17 Forest Road.
You are invited to bring food to share in the parish hall afterwards. Tea and coffee will be provided by the St John the Baptist Friendship Group.
- Ferntree Gully railway station, Station Street side.
Follow guided walk to the site via Forest Road.
Cafes in the Village open for breakfast on Anzac Day:
- Around the Bend, 121 Station Street
- Fern Gully Bakery & Cafe, 100 Station Street
- Ferntree Gully Bakery, 12 Alpine Street
- Rapture, 45 Forest Road
For updates nearer the time and more details contact Dianne Lagerwey at Mountain District Learning Centre, 13-15 The Avenue, Ferntree Gully. Tel. 9758 7859
You can also attend the Anzac Day service at the Knox War Memorial, Tim Neville Arboretum. Details here.