Stage Two of memorial in sights
THE success of Stage One of the Duncan Chapman Memorial will be used as a selling point to garner support for the even more ambitious Stage Two, said appeal committee president Nancy Bates.
Never one to miss an opportunity, Ms Bates took a moment in her speech at yesterday's unveiling ceremony to let Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders know that she would be soon knocking on his door.
Federal and state government funding, council support, media coverage and community donations will be needed to help create an 8m- high representation of the three ridges of Anzac Cove, galleries in between telling the story of Anzac, a memorial walk leading to the Cenotaph through a recreation of a Western Front trench and a permanent adaptation of the Dawn of the Anzacs sound and light show, complete with holograms.
Concept plans are still being drawn up for Stage Two, which the committee is hopeful can be completed by August next year - the 100th anniversary of Duncan's death.
The next stage of the project is expected to cost in excess of $1 million.
Footage from yesterday and today's dawn services will be used as part of a promotional campaign in coming months.