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Thursday, 25 June 2015

The New South Wales Parliament also hears of the 'Ryde goes to war' book launch and project

In his opening address of a Private Members Statement to the Legislative Assembly of the New South Wales Parliament, on 4 June 2015, the Member for Ryde, Mr Victor Dominello's  quoted :

 "Even though I didn't know any of the 2,000 men and women of Ryde that served in World War I, I feel a certain attachment as they lived in my street, or around the corner or up the hill".

Those are the words come from the Foreword written by Bernard Cox, Ryde District RSL Sub-Branch President, as published in the Ryde District Historical Society's publication Ryde Goes to War.
 Mr Dominello goes on to say :... It is a quote that powerfully vocalises the sacrifices of our diggers.

The quote from our Ryde goes to War book was mentioned as part of his RYDE ELECTORATE ANZAC EVENTS speech.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Australian Parliament is told of our "Ryde goes to war" Project and Book Launch!

The Ryde District Historical Society was thrilled to learn that our local Member for Bennelong, Mr John Alexander, OAM had issued a Media Release of his speech to the Australian Parliament on 29 May 2015.

For a link to his speech :  Ryde District Historical Society and ‘Ryde Goes to War’