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Past dug up for new memorial

Wednesday 6 December 2017

A final collection of Eurobodalla soil for the Anzac Memorial Soil Collection Project was held outside the Moruya War Memorial Swimming Pool on Tuesday.

Deputy Mayor Anthony Mayne officiated the event, which was attended by representatives from the Moruya RSL Sub Branch.

The soil will form part of an art installation in a new exhibition space at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney, which honours First World War veterans and their hometowns.

It was one of 14 collections in Eurobodalla as part of the NSW Government project collecting soil from almost 1,700 WW1 enlistment locations across NSW.

The other Eurobodalla locations were Nelligen, Batemans Bay, Woodlands, Rosedale, Tomakin, Moruya, Bergalia, Bodalla, Nerrigundah, Eurobodalla, North Narooma, Narooma, Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba.

When the memorial is complete, visitors will be able to learn about each location via digital devices.  Information will include details on the soil collection, the names of enlistees who gave that location as their home address, and pinpointed maps showing the local area and its surrounding memorials and schools.

Find out more about the Anzac Memorial Soil Collection Project.