Thousands pay respects to ANZACs

Broome Advertiser
The Catafalque Party make their way to the Cenotaph.
Camera IconThe Catafalque Party make their way to the Cenotaph. Credit: Carly Laden

Broome residents and visitors came together this morning for a moving ceremony honouring those who lost their lives fighting for Australia and New Zealand as the sun rose over Bedford Park.

During the annual Anzac Day dawn service, more elements of Yawuru culture were introduced, including a smoking ceremony and the use of the Kali (clapping boomerangs) as the Catafalque Party assembled at the Cenotaph.

Among the speakers on the day was US Consul Craig Dennison, Yawuru Elder Dianne Appleby, New Zealand community representative Saleigh Tindal, Australian Defence Force Major Chris McGlashan, and Broome Senior High School student Mollie Bayliss.

Be sure to pick up your copy of next Thursday’s edition of the Broome Advertiser for more photos from this morning.

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