Merimbula Centenary

In March 2012, Merimbula celebrated 100 years since it was gazetted as a town. Some of the Centenary events occurring at the Old School Museum, included local school children singing the Centenary anthem composed by local musician Paul Dion, the burying of a time capsule and a talk given by personality Dick Smith.

Scout girls entertain at Museum Centenary Display Opening



Scout girls entertain at the Centenary Display Opening.

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A flotilla heading off shore for the wreath lying ceremony where the William Dawes was attacked.

William Dawes survivor Bill Minton about to lay Memorial wreath on site where ship was  torpoded off 12 nauruical miles offshore in July 1942



Lockheed Constellation  visit to Merimbula


William Dawes survivor Bill Minton about to lay a Memorial wreath at the site where the ship was torpedoed 12 nautical miles offshore in July 1942.




As part of the celebrations, Merimbula was treated to some aerial displays by vintage Lockheed Constallation “Connie” and the RAAF Roulettes.anthem 032s




School children and some adults sing the Centenary Anthem composed by local musician Paul Dion and recorded for CD release by sound engineer Ian Battersby.



Click here to download the Centenary Anthem music. Click here to listen.