The statue of Duncan Chapman is in place, but under wraps, in Maryborough's Queens Park ready to be unveiled on Friday morning.
The statue of Duncan Chapman is in place, but under wraps, in Maryborough's Queens Park ready to be unveiled on Friday morning. Boni Holmes

Unveiling of Duncan Chapman statue set to impress on Friday

A CRANE has moved the statue of Duncan Chapman into place in Queens Park but it remains under wraps ahead of its unveiling on Friday, April 24.

The Dawn of the Anzacs sound and light tribute will feature at the 5.15am unveiling of the statue commemorating the Maryborough man who was first ashore at Anzac Cove.

The public ceremony will include addresses from military personnel including Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss, Brigadier William Date and Colonel Chris Austin, former Commanding Officer of the 9th Battalion.

Anzac Troop Train passengers and crew will also attend and there will be a short procession to the cenotaph afterwards for an informal wreath-laying.

The second broadcast of the Dawn of the Anzacs will be on Saturday, April 25, at 5am.

Following the broadcast, the public will be asked to pay their respects to service personnel who will be marching down Sussex St, before attending the traditional dawn service at 5.45am at the cenotaph.



Leaders’ last-minute dash through swing seats

Premium Content Leaders’ last-minute dash through swing seats

Qld election 2020: Leaders’ last-minute dash through swing seats

New cancer treatment trial begins in Bay

Premium Content New cancer treatment trial begins in Bay

It is investigating a ‘lighter’ form of chemotherapy

Council commits to reducing red tape to help COVID recovery

Premium Content Council commits to reducing red tape to help COVID recovery

The council has adopted new measures to simplify the planning application...