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April 17, 2014

Strathfield and Homebush residents celebrate the spirit of the Anzacs.

In a sombre ceremony, dozens of residents celebrated and remembered the fallen Anzacs on Sunday April 13. 

Hosted by the Strathfield RSL sub-branch and Strathfield Council, the ceremony was attended by Mayor Daniel Bott and members of the club. 

The service included prayers, hymns and a wreath laying ceremony. 

Alan Chapple who is the secretary of the branch spoke about how important Anzac day is for the nation. 

He was in the Army reserve for 29 years at the former Homebush depot. 

April 1, 2014

Protests and petitions over plan to put up statue in memory of comfort women at Strathfield town centre

It was one of the biggest protests seen in Strathfield in years.  And it was all conducted under the watchful eye of the international press.

When councillors were asked to consider a petition against the idea of a statue commemorating Korean, Chinese and Australian "comfort women" used by the Japanese army during the second world war, some 140 Koreans, Chinese, Australian and Japanese protestors turned up to try and influence their decision.