The Albany Historical Society is very proud that we have played a roll in securing the ANZAC Poppy for the National ANZAC Centre Albany.
The Poppy was created by Sydney artist and sculptor Gary Grant in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC. After many attempts to negotiate, the poppy is finally where it belongs due to the generosity of the man who created this incredible engaging work of art.
Visitors to the Poppy are given a vile containing sand from Albany and a pine needle from the Lone Pine tree in Canberra. The vial represents Albany’s place in the ANZAC story.
On behalf of Albany, we’d like to extend our thanks to Gary.
AHS CEO Andrew Eyden says, “Gary has to be one of the finest and most generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years. Albany THANKS you Gary, and personally I am very proud to call you a friend! You are a true gentleman. “