The April Heritage on Sunday at Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum was titled ‘Anzac Bites’.
Postponed from the normal third Sunday to the fourth due to Easter, this meant it was only two days prior to Anzac Day.
A range of memorabilia, military models and miniatures were presented in display cases. The story of the local Harper and Drury brothers was on display upstairs, along with Edgar Oliphant Anstey, SA's first officer killed in action in WWI. A highlight was local artist Barry Spicer's paintings covering WWI to Afghanistan, distributed both downstairs and upstairs.
Graham Bridgland, of Porky's Militaria, set up a wide and comprehensive display of military memorabilia on the rear lawns, particularly from the Vietnam conflict. He also supplied various defence uniforms which were displayed through the main building.
The Anzac biscuit bake-off was contested, with most interesting shape and ultimate winner going to a plate of Australian shaped biscuits. My contribution was awarded ‘biggest’. Thank you to our judges, Emma and Dinabee, from the CWA.
Meanwhile, most visitors spent some time with Fred at work in the blacksmith shop.
Many enjoyed a sausage sizzle or Devonshire tea - some, both!
Over 100 people visited the event, less than the 555 rush on strawberries last month, but much more conducive to people having time and space to reflect on the ANZACS and the sacrifice of other service personnel.