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Quentin Bryce to attend Warra memorial service for Anzacs

Former Chinchilla resident and trumpeter, Wal Underwood at Trumpeters Corner in 2008. Mr Underwood lived to 100 years and was the last of the Trumpeters.
Former Chinchilla resident and trumpeter, Wal Underwood at Trumpeters Corner in 2008. Mr Underwood lived to 100 years and was the last of the Trumpeters. Contributed

THE Friends of Trumpeters' Corner, along with Warra Progress and Heritage Society, will today hold a special Memorial Day at the Soldier Settlers Memorial, Trumpeters' Corner, near Warra, where special speaker Dame Quentin Bryce will be in attendance.

A plaque commemorating the story of "Henri" the little "French Digger" will be unveiled. Henri was smuggled back to Australia after the First World War by Jandowae airman Tim Tovell. A film crew will attend the service to shoot scenes for the new documentary Never Forget Australia.

Trumpeters' Corner was named after the soldier settlers who drew blocks in the Warra and Jandowae areas after the Second World War.

Known as "a bunch of larrikins" who were always telling yarns, usually in the pub, and for "blowing their own trumpets", the name 'Trumpeters' stuck.

Jandowae publican Mick Brazier one day went out to a site near where a couple of the "worst offenders" lived and put up a sign proclaiming it Trumpeters' Corner, and the legend was born.

Trumpeters' Corner is now a place of pilgrimage and respite, and for remembering the people and stories that are part of Warra and Jandowae's history and heritage.

The day starts at 10am, with the official program beginning at 10.45am.

A canteen will be available on-site, while seating is limited, so make sure to bring your own folding chair.

For anyone wanting to stay longer in the Warra area, roast dinner will be available at the Western Warradina in the Warra township from 5:30p.m. Bookings are essential at 0497 252 375 

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