Category Archives: 5000 Poppies

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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ANZAC DAY 2019

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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