Sculpture stands watch over Brighton’s gates of war

By JOHN HALL

THOUSANDS of young Tasmanian men marched through these gates to war in Europe and the Pacific.  Around 750 of them never returned home.

Five hundred soldiers who bid Tasmania farewell as they passed through these gates, died violently on the battlefields of the Second World War – as near as the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, as far away as the desert sands of north Africa.

The 3.4m high steel memorial is the work of Mangalore sculptor Folko Kooper commemorating the young Tasmanians who went to war.

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Joanne’s efforts earn her award for coaching

LOCAL coach, Joanne Gallagher from Bridgewater has topped a field of coaches to be named best community coach in the Denison region, Tasmania.

The award was presented by Federal Member for Lyons,  Dick Adams and recognises Joanne’s outstanding achievement in coaching within the Australian Government’s Active After-school Communities (AASC) program.

LOCAL coach, Joanne Gallagher from Bridgewater has topped a field of coaches to be named best community coach.

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Brighton Council stands up for its community

By Tony Foster OAM
Mayor

I AM sure you’re like me in thinking where has this year gone? It seems like yesterday that I was reflecting on 2011 and here we are 12 months later looking back on the year that was. For our community, there have been a number of big issues throughout 2012, which should be highlighted. Continue reading “Brighton Council stands up for its community”

Catalyst for growth

THE completed Brighton Bypass will be the catalyst for further growth and development in the Brighton municipality.

This is the prediction from Brighton Mayor Tony Foster, speaking at the official opening of the multi-million dollar highway development.

Cr Foster said undoubtedly, the bypass and associated infrastructure would encourage the further development of the Brighton municipality, providing business and employment opportunities and enhancing the well-being of the community.

Cutting the ribbon from left, Mayor of Southern Midland Cr Tony Bisdee, Minister for Community Services Julie Collins, Federal Member for Lyons Dick Adams, Premier Lara Giddings, Minister for Infrastructure David O’Byrne, Mayor of Brighton Tony Foster and Tasmanian member for Lyons Michael Polley.

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