On 11 March 2015, the Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove officially opened Anzac Walk as part of the centenary celebrations for Anzac Day.
The starting point for the walk is outside the National Australia Bank in Emerald near the Cenotaph. Visitors can wander along the Anzac Walk and listen to the audio trail to hear the stories of the 32 diggers and how they lost their lives.
The audio trail is available via a QR code - simply scan it on your device to access the audio. You'll find the QR code on Anzac Walk on either Stop 1 or Stop 9 on the bottom right-hand corner of the plaque.
EMERALD RSL - ANZAC WALK - REMEMBERING THE FALLEN 32
In 2015, in the town of Emerald, a huge project funded by all three levels of government and managed by the Emerald RSL, was undertaken to resurrect its original Heroes Avenue of Honour and rebuild it in the town centre connecting it to the RSL. Its aim was to commemorate the 32 Emerald men who lost their lives in WW1.
After many months of designing the project into the Emerald landscape, the culmination came when ANZAC Walk was officially opened in March 2015 by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove.
In 2017, Christine Weller and her team took on the task of producing a documentary that would celebrate what had been achieved by the RSL and the community. The challenge was to bring together first-hand accounts from the key players along with various archival film, news footage and stills to create a compelling and moving documentary.
Christine even persuaded Eric and the band played "Waltzing Matilda” to not only allow his iconic song to be used as part of the documentary but to also perform at a special concert for the launch.