Category Archives: Events

BOOK FAIR OPENS TODAY

FFFAIF members are invited to come and shop at the on-line book fair in the Members’Area from 12 n00n (Eastern Summer Time) Saturday 12th January, 2013. To access to the Members’ Area you will need the 2012/13 password. Then go … Continue reading

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Nursing home honours fallen

A new nursing home, Fromelles Manor, was opened in Lismore, NSW, on 6 December by the French Consul-General of Australia, M. Eric Berti. M.Berti said at the opening: “The people of France have not forgotten what Australia did for their country. … Continue reading

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Farewell, Dear People

FFFAIF member and author Ross McMullin will be in Sydney in the coming week to talk about his most recent book Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation. Ross describes the book as being ‘strongly in tune with FFFAIF objectives and … Continue reading

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Work begins on new Fromelles Museum

[Serero Architects] Work began on the new Fromelles Museum last week. The Museum is to be located adjacent to the CWGC Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery and is scheduled to open on 19 July 2013. [Carole Laignel] The architects of the … Continue reading

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Book Auction ends: 08/09/12

This week’s Book Auction commenced on Monday 3rd September. The funds raised from the sale of the books will go towards the John Laffin Memorial Fund, with the final bidding taking place on Saturday 8th September. These books are currently … Continue reading

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Fromelles Commemorations

96th Anniversary Commemorations The Battle of Fromelles 19-20 July 1916 Fromelles, France: Friday 20th July Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery Melbourne, Australia: The Shrine of Remembrance services will commence at 1:30pm on Thursday 19th July at the Cobbers Statue. For more … Continue reading

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2012 AGM

Families and Friends of First AIF 2012 Annual General Meeting and Dinner Garden City Motel 55 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah, ACT 2609 AGM:             Saturday 15 September at 2.15pm for 2.30pm in the Banksia Room Dinner:          Saturday 15 September (time to be … Continue reading

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2012 John Laffin Memorial Lecture

John Laffin Memorial Lecture Sunday 24th June 2012 Bathurst RSL Club 11am FFFAIF members and guests, along with members of the public, are invited to the annual John Laffin Memorial Lecture to be held on Sunday 24th June at the … Continue reading

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New 43rd Battalion Memorial

43rd INFANTRY BATTALION AIF MEMORIAL DEDICATION AND BATTLE OF MESSINES SERVICE 7 JUNE 2012 On Thursday 7 June 2012 a memorial to the 43rd Infantry Battalion AIF will be dedicated on The Pathway of Honour, Adelaide. This date is the … Continue reading

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Ross McMullin’s new book

FFFAIF member Ross McMullin has added another interesting publication to his every  list of books: Farewell, Dear People – biographies of Australia’s lost generation. Publisher Scribes Publications described the book as: For Australia, a new nation with a relatively small population, … Continue reading

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