Bambi Kindergarten celebrated its 60th anniversary in May 2012. Situated on former Department of Defence land at Ingleburn, NSW, the kindergarten was established in 1952 by the wives and widows of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel serving in Korea.
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Minister visits Queensland War Widows
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, addressed 200 members at the Annual General Meeting of the Queensland War Widows’ Guild and the Queensland Vasey Housing Auxiliary in August.
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Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
In recognition of the close relationship between war widows and the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, additional pieces of the hospital’s stained glass window were unveiled on Anzac Day 2012.
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The Queensland War Widows’ Guild marked the 65th Anniversary of its formation with a luncheon attended by the Guild’s Patron, Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC the Governor of Queensland, other dignitaries and some 350 members.
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Scholarships for children of war widows
The War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW has established two tertiary scholarships for the son or daughter of a NSW war widow.
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Assistance to widows and families
The Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, recently announced an initiative to support families of ADF members who have been killed or seriously injured while serving the nation.
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Widows keen to help other widows
For Carol Coombe of Port Broughton, the benefits of getting together with fellow widows at the recent Kate Rhodes OAM Memorial Conference “Widows Helping Widows” in Adelaide were enormous.
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Vietnam Veterans’ Day
Vietnam veterans held a Memorial Day on 19 August at Springwood in NSW.
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