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Lest We Forget Poppy Project 2015

In 2015, to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign in WW1, Campbelltown Council supported the Lest We Forget Poppy Project and received 2,500 knitted, crocheted and crafted poppies.

250 poppies were sent to Melbourne as part of the National ‘5000 Poppies Project’ and the remainder of the poppies are displayed in the Campbelltown area on Anzac Day at The Gums Reserve, Tranmere and on Remembrance Day at a location in the Campbelltown area. 

To view the list of contributors please click here.

Lest We Forget Poppy Project 2018

We are done! Over 3000 poppies are finished and boxed ready to send to the National 5000 Poppies Project.

Well done to all the Campbelltown (and surrounding areas) knitters and crocheters who helped us achieve this. 

A special thank you to Pam Schartner, local resident and Co-ordinator of Knit for Charities who made, motivated, collected, promoted and supported people to make poppies.

How will the poppies be used?

A call has gone out to knitters from around Australia to help create 60,000 poppies to mark the centenary of the end of World War I in November 2018. 

It is hoped the stemmed poppies will carpet part of the grounds at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in time for commemorations.  Each poppy will represent an Australian life lost in World War I, with the Great War remaining the costliest conflict to Australia in terms of deaths.  Out of the 416,809 men who enlisted, 60,000 were killed and 156,000 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner.

Still have poppies? We will still take them for local displays for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day...Drop them to:

  • Council Office – 172 Montacute Road, Rostrevor
  • Campbelltown Library – 171 Montacute Road, Newton
  • Pam Schartner, Knit n Natter – 22 Tennyson Avenue, Tranmere
  • Campbelltown Community Hub (ArtHouse) – 168 Montacute Road, Rostrevor (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30am-2.30pm) 
Further Information

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project please contact Tracy on 8366 9214.

2018 Contributors

Adelaide Knit n Natter

Kathy Bell

Rosslyn Best

Pam Castanelli

Colleen Chatfield

Paule Chmielewski

Dawn DeBono

Gill Evans

Mary French

Heather Gauci

Rosealie Giza

Wendy Harvey

Hazel

Ruth Henderson

Jenny Higgins

Anita Holt

Jill - Adelaide Knit n Natter

Kay Hooper

Jan Kleeman

Nicolina Lanzon

Mylene Ludgate

Rhoda McClory

Magill Quilters

Auriel Mahomet

Margaret - Adelaide Knit n Natter

Helen Meyer

Pat Mitchell

Jill

Julie

Leonie Myatt

Pauline Noblet

Carolyn Oxenham

Kathy Pfeiffer

Port Broughton Group

Rebecca - Adelaide Knit & Natter

Sue Raschlash

Rose - Adelaide Knit & Natter

Pam Schartner

Shirley Smith

Tania Schultz

Bev Selway

Shirley Smith

Barbara Snaddon

St Georges

Mary Tucker

Jenny Tully

Di Vereyken

Town of Walkerville

Janet Wehr

Yve Weinberg

Paula White

Pieterke Wright

Faye Yates

ERACampbelltown Made South Australia
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