Kiama marks Anzac Day with services across the municipality

Anzac Day service at Kiama's Memorial Arch in 2017.
Anzac Day service at Kiama's Memorial Arch in 2017.

Kiama will once again honour the men and women who fought to preserve the nation’s freedom at a number of Anzac Day services and marches across the municipality on Wednesday, April 25.

President of the Kiama-Jamberoo RSL Sub-Branch Mongo Delamont, said the marches at Jamberoo and Kiama would feature many of the “usual suspects”.

“The Kiama Dawn Service is very popular and a shuttle bus will be available to take the elderly from the base of Blowhole Point to the service at the top on a continuous loop,” he said. 

“Later, the march to the Memorial Arch will be led by the Light Horse contingent.”

Mr Delamont reiterated the importance of observing Anzac Day.

“They gave their life for us to appreciate what we have now, without them we wouldn’t be here doing what we’re doing,” he said.

Saturday, April 21

Jamberoo 

The march will commence at 10.30am from Reid Park and proceed east along Allowrie Street to the memorial at the front of Jamberoo School of Arts. 

Allowrie Street will be closed from 10.20-11.20am between the Churchill Street roundabout and Minnamurra Street, with all traffic detoured via Wyalla Road, Macquarie and Minnamurra Streets.

Wednesday, April 25

Kiama

The dawn service will be staged at the lighthouse on Blowhole Point at 5am. Blowhole Point Road will be closed for one to two hours, with a shuttle bus organised to convey attendees from the closure point to the lighthouse. 

The march will start on Manning Street, opposite the old council chambers at 10.20am, turn left along Terralong Street up to the Memorial Arch at Hindmarsh Park where the service will take place. Road closures will be in place.

Gerringong

The dawn service will be held at the eastern end of Belinda Street at 6am.

Gerroa 

The service is at Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club at 7.30am.

  • Penny Whistlers in Kiama will be opening early from 5.30am this Anzac Day, serving coffee and breakfast to locals and visitors attending the dawn service, 50 cents from every coffee sold that morning will be donated to Legacy.

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