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Geraldton City RSL

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The price of liberty is eternal vigilance

Geraldton City RSL

Geraldton City RSL

5 days 5 hours ago

Op Sutton. RSL Geraldton Sub Branch Secretary, April Herbert was crew onboard HMAS Canberra II during apprehension of FFV in Australian Antarctic waters. Two Foreign Fishing Vessels, Volga and Lena, homeported to Vladivostok, were steamed by HMAS Canberra steaming parties to Fremantle and custody handed to Australian Federal Police

Geraldton City RSL

Geraldton City RSL

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Birdwood-House-2015.jpgA number of wounded soldiers who returned to Geraldton after the Dardanelles Campaign (Gallipoli) gathered in Geraldton on 25 April 1917 to form a branch of the Returned Soldiers Association. The next year they organised Geraldton’s first ANZAC Day service. 

Between 1917 and 1935 the RSL headquarters was in Marine Terrace. Originally known as the Soldiers’ Institute, then the Esplanade Hotel and the Ocean View Guest House. This building was later demolished but planning had already begun to make available land in Chapman Road.

Funds from local business and citizens enabled the Birdwood House to be built, with the Memorial Obelisk unveiled by then Lt. Governor Sir James Mitchell, GCMG, on 1 September 1935. Two years later, Field Marshall Sir William Birdwood, who commanded the ANZAC Corps at Gallipoli and after whom the building was named, visited and was presented with a gold key and Freedom of Birdwood House.

Field Marshall Sir William Birdwood with R.S.L. Committee, Birdwood House Geraldton, August 27th 1937.

Today, the building is headquarters of the Geraldton RSL and is used by several community groups for meetings and social activities.

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Bar Hours:
Thursday: 1100-1400
Friday: 1700-late
Sunday: 1200-1500
Office Hours:
Monday: 0900-1400
Thursday: 0900-1400  

Phone: 9964 1520. Fax: 9964 1522. Email
Postal: PO Box 1243 Geraldton 6530.
Address: 46 Chapman Road, Geraldton.