World War I nurses uniforms add a hint of history to Nanango Anzac commemorations

World War I nurses' memory kept alive in Nanango Anzac Day tradion


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Judy Forster and Kim Berwick from the Nanango RSL Citizens Auxiliary.

Judy Forster and Kim Berwick from the Nanango RSL Citizens Auxiliary.

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The past is being kept alive in Nanango, with the Nanango RSL Citizens Auxiliary paying tribute to World War I nurses.

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A tradition begun about five years ago has become an important part of Anzac Day commemorations in Nanango, with members of the Nanango RSL Citizens Auxiliary donning World War I nurse uniforms.

Each year members of the Nanango RSL Citizens Auxiliary take part in the march dressed in the uniforms, which were homemade for the purpose by the group.

Member Judy Forster, also the RSL's historian, said it was a nice way of keeping history alive.

"The first year we marched we had nine of them so it got a lot of attention," she said.

"We do lend a few of the uniforms out occasionally to other groups.

"It has become a tradition and people do look for them on Anzac Day.

"It's nice to hear someone say 'oh, there are the nurses' when you're marching."

Meanwhile, Ms Forster is hard at work on another project to help celebrate the military history of the region.

"I'm trying to find missing names from the war memorial so we can get them added on," she said.

See more photos from Nanango's Anzac Day commemorations.

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