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Your RAC magazine October / November 2014
The war years changed
Australia forever and
shaped the future of WA.
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Cars make a
mark in WA
WW1 marked the
beginning of a
burgeoning car industry.
Discover a land of ancient temples,
colonial history and welcoming people.
an Abu Dhabi &
turn to page 38
to the Anzac Albany
Giants Tree Top Walk
Explore the Valley of the
Giants Tree Top Walk
between Walpole and
Denmark, amidst the tall
Red Tingle trees.
The Rose Maze
More than 100 species of
heat-loving roses form a
complex maze through a
series of plaques, mosaics
and old sheep yards.
Stirling Range National Park
Home to one of WA’s high-
est peaks – Bluff Knoll,
“the Stirlings” are known
for its staggering variety of
wildflowers, many native to
Fitzgerald River National Park
One of Australia’s largest
National Parks with nearly
20% of WA’s plant species.
Little Beach in Two Peoples Bay
National Park was voted one of
Australia’s top 5 secret spots,
and top 10 beaches!
Wagin Historical Village
Started by volunteers with a
few pieces of old machinery in
1978, this village has grown
into the largest social history
museum in Western Australia.
Historic Town of York
97kms from Perth, York was the
third largest town in Western
Australia by 1859 and has been
classified by the National Trust as
a historic town.
Internationally recognised for their beauty and
pristine condition, a large number of caves hide
under the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park
limestone ridge, many open to the public.
A major focal point during the First World War as the majority
of Western Australian soldiers left from Fremantle on troopships
and also returned through this port.
Fremantle Maritime Museum: Stories of bravery, war, peace,
weapons and naval defence are showcased in exhibitions
exploring the role of naval defence in protecting Australia.
The WW1 Tenix AE2 Submarine conning tower and Sleeping
Beauty replicas are bought to life here.
Artillery Barracks: In Burt Street, Fremantle, the Artillery
Barracks were garrisoned by the Royal Australian Garrison
Artillery during WW1, also used as a hospital from 1914-1918.
Blackboy Hill Memorial (now Greenmount)
The main infantry training base in Western Australia.
Other training camps sprung up during the 1914-1918
period include the Claremont Showgrounds Camp,
Belmont Racecourse, Fremantle Park, Osborne Rifle
Range (presently Swanbourne Barracks) and Forrest
Park Camp in Bunbury. The well known 10th Light
Horse Regiment also trained at Guildford, Claremont
Showgrounds and Rockingham.
Post war, Kings Park became the major State focus point for
commemorations with the main State War Memorial Cenotaph.
The Avenues of Honour were also created, where families could
place plaques at the foot of the trees to commemorate the war dead.
Wadi Farm Walers
An equine centre in Nannup, rescuing and
breeding Waler horses, which were used in WW1.
Nannup Historical Society
Throughout 2015, the Nannup Historical Society
are holding an exhibition on the stories of
residents of Nannup who enlisted in WW1.
Collie War Memorial
The first war memorial in Western
Australia to commemorate the local
Aboriginal people who went to war,
with a Sacred Stone.
Brigadier Arnold Potts statue
Involved in both the First and Second World Wars, ‘Pottsy’
commanded the brigade that held back the Japanese advance
during bitter fighting on the Kokoda Trail in World War II.
He also received a Military Cross decoration from King George V
at Buckingham Palace in 1916 for serving on the Western Front.
‘Pottsy’ was immortalised by a bronze statue in his home town
Opened in 1932 by Sir William
Birdwood, the Birdwood Park
Avenue of Honour in Balingup
is made up of 80 year old Oak
trees – which commemorates
the 47 soldiers from this
district who didn’t return home.
Karri Forrest (Bridgetown)
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Diamond Tree Look Out
Climb the massive 51m Karri tree, operating
as a fire lookout tower for over 65 years.
National Anzac Centre
The National Anzac Centre is a
state of the art interpretive museum
providing a means for people of
all ages to learn about and reflect
upon, the services and sacrifice of
Australian men and women during
the First World War.
Augusta War Memorial
Ships from the East sailing for Albany
Ships from Japan, New Zealand, Sydney &
Melbourne to Albany
Route taken by the first convoy of AIF & NZEF
troops 38 ships carrying AIF and NZEF troops to the
Middle East, escorted by the HMA Melbourne, HMA
Sydney and HMS Minotaur.
Two ships carrying WA and SA troops from Freman-
tle, escorted by the Japanese cruiser HIJMS Ibuki
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ALL YOUR PASSENGERS
BE SEEN, BE SAFE
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kind permission of the Australian Army.
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