Stan Clarke OAM, historian, freemason and World War II code breaker, has painstakingly researched and written a condensed history of the Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL sub branch.FIONA BLICK March 4, 2014 3:29pm
Sub branch President Kerry Pendergast said this book was an update on Stan’s first local RSL historical manuscript, the Murray Country Heroes, published in 1995.
“This new book, Sun Country Heroes, documents the last 20 years of the Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL sub branch and includes an excellent Boer War supplement, something that has not been done before,” Mr Pendergast said.
“The book is already available to purchase at ClubMulwala or the Visitor Information Centre however we are having an official book launch on Thursday, March 20 in the upstairs club lounge at ClubMulwala beginning at 5.30pm.”
Special guest at this launch will be Member for Murray Valley Tim McCurdy.
“It will be quite an event and I am sure Stan wouldn’t mind even signing the odd book or two,” Mr Pendergast said.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Sub Branch was formed early in 1918 and the history of that sub branch and the amazing growth of its financial and social arm, the Mulwala & District Services Club, now trading as ClubMulwala, is one of the success stories of the RSL.
The effect of World War I on the small Yarrawonga Mulwala area can be gauged when it is considered a massive 81 students at the then Yarrawonga State School and 67 at the Mulwala State School saw conflict; and of those 148 young men, 23 were killed in action.
Past president of the RSL sub branch Brian Cossar was asked to write the conclusion to Sun Country Heroes and he summed it up when he expressed his “sincere thanks on behalf of the sub branch to Stan Clark OAM for the long and tedious hours of research in compiling this condensed history”.
“Stan, your efforts have been nothing short of tremendous and appreciated by all,” Mr Cossar said.
For more information on Sun Country Heroes or the book launch please phone sub branch President Kerry Pendergast on 0427442760.
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