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Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience Deputy Envoy, Major General Simone Wilkie opened the exhibition yesterday.
Camera IconSpirit of Anzac Centenary Experience Deputy Envoy, Major General Simone Wilkie opened the exhibition yesterday. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

The award-winning Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience exhibition has made its first visit to Greater Bunbury with an official opening yesterday morning.

The public is invited to see some original wartime artefacts at the exhibition in the Eaton Recreation Centre until January 16.

Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience deputy envoy, Major General Simone Wilkie said the exhibition provided a “once in 100-year” experience for people in the region.

“I think it’s an amazing opportunity for people of the South West to see the centenary of our contributions from the scores of thousands of Australians,” Maj. Gen. Wilkie said.

“I think people should just take the time to come, it’s just an amazing experience.”

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Not only does the exhibition have artefacts from soldiers who served overseas, it has mementos from life on home soil during the wars as well, including Maj. Gen. Wilkie’s personal favourite, a Ford Model T.

For a first-hand experience of the exhibition, go to www.spiritofanzac.gov.au to book a tour.

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