Mitcham Remembers

Join Council, your community and three local RSL's to honour those that have fallen in our special Remembrance Day commemoration and hear about some of the lesser known stories of our district's history.

From the special stories surrounding the 33,000 soldiers who trained at the Mitcham Camp during WW1, to the 21 Australian nurses who lost their lives in the line of duty on Bangka Island. Marvel at the engineering feat of the Belair Railway, learn about our local cider brewery and ice manufacturers. Hear about our migrants stories – from Bougainville, and from European borders to freedom in Mitcham. Historical insights into our schools, our families and our cultures.

Mitcham Remembers Information FlyerFriday 10 November Children Only
An invitation only evening for children’s camp sleep out in a recreated army style training village – conversations
with our older community members and children about our history, letter writing from the camp, poppy wreath making, movie under the stars. 

Saturday 11 November for the community
10.00am Remembrance Ceremony with 3 local RSL’s
11.30am – 2.30pm Community activities, historical displays, food, brass band, marching drills, light horses.

Community Activities

  • Clean a saddle and groom a light horse
  • Hear a vintage radio programme
  • Walk through a bell tent showing life in an army camp
  • Climb into an army tank
  • Partake in a training drill
  • Discover Mitcham’s early cider makers and ice manufacturer
  • Experience a smoking ceremony
  • Old fashioned family tug of war
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City of Mitcham -ABN 92 180 069 793
131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062
T: +61 8 8372 8888 | F: +61 8 83728101
E: mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
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