Lest We Forget Poppy Project


Poppy Display

Thank you to all the poppy contributors in 2015 and in 2018

Council received over 5,500 poppies, some of which were sent to the National exhibition '5000 poppies project'.  Council has retained a number of poppies which are used for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day commemorations (as pictured right).

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

Over 3000 poppies were finished and boxed 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.

The Project      

A call went 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's 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, Thursday 10am-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
  • Judy Barice
  • Kathy Bell
  • Rosslyn Best
  • Nathalie Bruce
  • Maria Rosa Caon
  • Pam Castanelli
  • Colleen Chatfield
  • Paule Chmielewski
  • Dawn DeBono
  • Gill Evans
  • Mary French
  • Giuliana Frigo
  • Heather Gauci
  • Rosealie Giza
  • Kathryn Gunn
  • Carmel Han
  • Wendy Harvey
  • Hazel
  • Ruth Henderson
  • Margaret Herron
  • Jenny Higgins
  • Anita Holt
  • Jill - Adelaide Knit n Natter
  • Kay Hooper
  • Therese Janus
  • Jan Kleeman
  • Joyce Kluske
  • Nicolina Lanzon
  • Mylene Ludgate
  • Rhoda McClory
  • Magill Quilters
  • Auriel Mahomet
  • Margaret - Adelaide Knit n Natter
  • Helen Meyer
  • Anne Milne
  • Pat Mitchell
  • Jill
  • Julie
  • Monica Monkhouse
  • Julie Moore
  • Leonie Myatt
  • Pauline Noblet
  • Carolyn Oxenham
  • Kathy Pfeiffer
  • Port Broughton Group
  • Rebecca - Adelaide Knit & Natter
  • Sue Raschlash
  • Judy Rice
  • Rose - Adelaide Knit & Natter
  • Mary Saverey
  • Pam Schartner
  • Shirley Smith
  • Tania Schultz
  • Bev Selway
  • Shirley Smith
  • Barbara Snaddon
  • St Georges
  • Betty Tieppo
  • Julie Trantfina
  • Mary Tucker
  • Jenny Tully
  • Di Vereyken
  • Town of Walkerville
  • Janet Wehr
  • Yve Weinberg
  • Sue Welling
  • Paula White
  • Pieterke Wright
  • St Ignatius Church Craft Group
  • Faye Yates
PO Box 1, Campbelltown SA 5074 | 172 Montacute Rd, Rostrevor SA 5073
(08) 8366 9222|| ABN 37 379 133 969
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