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About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.

The Book

How, exciting … the book is finally available online. It is a stunning pictorial record (I would almost call it a diary) of our amazing project from start to finish (2013-date), with more than 100 pages of images. Red is … Continue reading

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Not really the start we were looking for in 2020

2020 has had a rather painful beginning with fires raging seemingly everywhere in our beautiful country. Far too many lives lost … at last count 23 precious lives. Thousands of homes and livelihoods burned to the ground. Communities just decimated. … Continue reading

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Up early for the dawn service at my local RSL this year, I have again been reflecting on the meaning of ANZAC Day to me. I am grateful to all of you who have served and sacrificed on our behalf. … Continue reading

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Australia Day 2019

Australia Day is that day when we in Australia celebrate our nationhood. I understand that not every Australian has the same connection to the day/date, but nevertheless at this point in our history, this is our day to reflect and … Continue reading

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It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over …

My 2018 end of year message has now been uploaded.  This one is a little on the long side, so grab a cup of [insert beverage of your choice] and sit back for 10 minutes or so as I remind you … Continue reading

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It’s only words … and words are all I have

Dear fantastic and amazing 5000 Poppies team. I know that wordpress and facebook is probably not the most personal place to put this … but it is the most far reaching of all the mediums I have at my disposal … Continue reading

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Done and (almost) Dusted

What an enormous few weeks we have had at 5000 Poppies. I am in serious awe of what we have achieved and even bigger and more serious awe of the amazing team we have had behind us all the way. … Continue reading

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