Albany dawn service to be live-streamed to the world

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A Company, 11th/28th Battalion RWAR Pte Marcus Dorlandt formed part of the catafalque party.
Camera IconA Company, 11th/28th Battalion RWAR Pte Marcus Dorlandt formed part of the catafalque party. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Albany’s dawn service will be live-streamed to the world this year so that more people can witness one of the nation’s most iconic commemorations.

Held at the top of Mt Clarence under the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, the service overlooks King George Sound, where Anzac ships gathered more than a century ago before departing for foreign shores.

Few places in the country have such an intrinsic connection to the Anzac story.

Mayor Dennis Wellington said though centenary commemorations had come to an end, the City continued to work with Albany RSL to honour the troops and Albany’s place in history.

“Albany’s unique connection with the Anzac legend should be told far and wide — and we’ll be using a live stream to share this story with the world,” he said.

The livestream will be shown through the National Anzac Centre’s Facebook page and website.

For more information about Anzac Day events, visit www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au/anzac-albany.

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