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ANZAC Day 2014

ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2014 Semaphore

 Semaphore Foreshore April 25 6am


ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Already one of the largest ANZAC Day Service in metropolitan Adelaide, the 2014 ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Semaphore War Memorial is set to be the Biggest ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Semaphore ‘s History with an anticipated crowd of between 8,000 - 10,000 people. 2014 marks the 99th Anniversary of the ANZAC Landing at Gallipoli and the 100th Anniversary of the Outbreak of WWI.

Audio Experience

After receiving feed back from the community following the 2013 ANZAC Day Service, the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL has this year contracted Robbie's Sound to take care of the P.A System. Robbie's Sound is the same company that provide Audio for the Port Adelaide Christmas Parade each year so everyone along the fore shore will be guaranteed to hear every word of the service.

Visual Experience

As well as new Audio the 2014 Semaphore and Port Adelaide ANZAC Day Dawn Service will also Feature a New Visual Experience with a 'Central Audio Visual'  3.6 metre LED Screen and film crew to provide Visual footage of the Dawn Service for all to see. Central Audio Visual is also responsible for the screens and film production of the Adelaide Anzac Day Dawn service and the broadcast on ABC television.



Outside Bar

Anzac-Day-licenced-areaThe Sub-Branch will have  an Out Door Bar 7am- 12pm to help cater for the Thousands of Supporters. Part of Semaphore Rd will be fenced off with Membership / Sponsorship Tables, Raffles / Merchandise Tables, Sausage Sizzles. There will be a Coopers Van and an Aussie Cider Van plus a Can Bar serving Westend and other Beers as well as Spirits.



ANZAC Day March

Veterans, Returned, Service and Next of Kin from all Services are invited to participate in the ANZAC Day Commemorative March. Marchers will Form Up in the Semaphore Foodland Car Park at 5.30 - 5.45am to take up formation for the 2014 Semaphore and Port Adelaide ANZAC Day March.

Order of March

Fort Glanville Historical Association
Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL Banner  - President Graham Wilson
Group 1 Veterans, Serving and Ex Defence Personnel
Group 2 Next of Kin Navy
Group 3 Next of Kin Army
Group 4 Next of Kin Air Force
Air League Cadets

5.50am Fort Glanville Historical Association will lead the March down Semaphore Rd past the Semaphore and Port Adelaide RSL to the Semaphore “Angle of Peace” War Memorial on the Foreshore.

ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service will commence at 6am with the Honorable Mark Butler MP, Federal member For Port Adelaide once again being the Master of Ceremonies. (please note the order of service is being updated as information changes)

Order of Service

18.00 pm
All Night Big Screen Cinema Archival Footage
04.30 am
Youth Vigil
Girl Guides / Legions Cadets
05.45 am
Invited guests received and take their seats
05.50 am
Lone Piper Sounds
05.51 am
March Commences
05.58 am
Catafalque Party Mounts Memorial

Members of 1 Combat Service Support Battalion, LSE (ADL)

06.00 am
Welcome to Country
Mr Trevor Ritchie
06.03 am
Opening Address
Hon. Mark Butler MP, Federal member For Port Adelaide
06.15 am
The ANZAC on the Wall Poem
Mrs Liz Davies and Mr Glenn Murray
06.19 am
Commemorative Address
Hon Mark Butler
06.23 am
Chaplain’s Address
06.27 am
Lord’s Prayer
Major Demopoulos
06.28 am
Hymn – Amazing Grace
Children’s Choir
06.30 am
06.34 am
Prayer of Remembrance
Major Demopoulos
06.35 am
Invitation to Placing of wreaths and tributes
06.39 am
Firing of Volleys
Fort Glanville Historical Assoc
06.41 am
Ode of Remembrance
Mr. Shane Edmonds
06.42 am
The Last Post – Bugler
06.43 am
Two Minutes Silence
06.45 am
Reveille - Bugler
06.47 am
National Anthem
Children’s Choir
06.50 am
Catafalque Party and Fort Glanville Historical Assoc. "Dismount"
06.53 am
Closing Remarks
Hon Mark Butler
06.56 am

New Zealand contingent to Perform the HAKA

07.00 am
Gunfire Breakfast
08.30 am
Bus to Adelaide ANZAC March
10.00 pm
Steve Potocnik live music
12.00 pm
Out Side Bar Closes
1.00 pm
Two Up
Two up has a unique place in Australia's national character. This has arisen from its association with Gallipoli and the First World War generally, where two up was played in the trenches and on the troop ships.
1.00 pm
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For ANZAC Day the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL have had  2 "Diver" Derrick medals struck for the Port Districts v Salisbury Div 1 SAAFL game to be played at Largs Reserve.
02.00 pm
Not the Andrews Sisters live music
02.00 pm- Late
Entertainment / Fundraising
06.00 pm
Ode of Remembrance
06.05 pm
ANZAC Day Cash Raffle Drawn $2500 in Cash to win
06.05 pm
Steak Night

Download the Official Program 

Download Poem, Songs and Anthems

Learn more about RSL Symbolism

 Program Subject to Change

ANZAC On The Wall

by Jim Brown


Entertainment Through Out The Day

Steve Potocnik Live SemaphoreThe Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL will once again be Providing ANZAC Day Entertainment through out the day. After the Service Everyone is  welcome back to the club for a  Day of Comraderie, Live Music including Steve Potocnik and “Not the Andrew’s Sisters”. Join in the Two Up, Crown and Anchor, Raffles and Fundraising activities.

Steve Potocnik

A local favourite, Steve will be performing live again this year at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Steve kept the crowds Entertained all day at last years ANZAC Day.  Playing professionally for most of his life, nationally acclaimed musician Steve Simon Potocnik shoulders an impressive collection of accolades within the Australian music industry.Steve will be playing all the classics from 11am till late in the afternoon.

Not the Andrews Sisters

Not-The-Andrew-Sisters-Ssemaphore-port-adelaide-rsl 400Relive the memories and the songs of the 1940's era. The fun and entertainment that was the heart of the original Andrews Sisters, Patty, LaVerne & Maxene

Three professional singers in their own right , have come together to recreate the wonderful sense of fun and vocal harmony, that made the Andrews Sisters a worldwide phenomenon.

Two Up

Two up has a unique place in Australia's national character. This has arisen from its association with Gallipoli and the First World War generally, where two up was played in the trenches and on the troop ships.

On Anzac Day, two up is conducted in accordance with the traditional rules of the game. The usual rules of two up are relatively straightforward. The 'ringkeeper' controls the 'spinner' and the conduct of the game. The 'spinner' places two pennies on the 'kip' and tosses them. The pennies must have spun at least two metres over the head of the 'spinner' and must not come into contact with any object or person and must land within the boundaries of the 'ring' to be a valid toss. Players bet on either two tails or two heads coming uppermost when the pennies land. No other result is valid. 


Australian soldiers playing two up behind the firing line at Gallipoli. AWM


Your Support of the Fundraising activities will ensure that the doors of the Semaphore & Port Adelaide R.S.L. Sub-Branch remain open and we can continue upgrading our facilities, Help Raise Money for the R.S.L. programs, ANZAC Appeal, Poppy Appeal, Heroes 4 Heroes which intern goes towards Supporting Veterans Programs and helping to give assistance to past and present Defence personnel and their families.

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This years ANZAC Day Raffle is Bigger than Ever. With a Total Prize Pool of $2500.00 Cash up for grabs. It is hoped with all the Members help that we can sell all the Tickets and raise $10,000 to put towards our Solar Panels and our New Museum / Bar Development. Tickets will be available sale all day on ANZAC Day.
2,500 tickets @ $5 per ticket Books of 10 Available
• 1st prize - $1,000
• 2nd prize - $500
• 3rd to 7th prizes - $100
• 8th to 17th prizes - $50

Total prize pool = $2,500
Drawn ANZAC Day Friday 25 April 2014 at Approximately 6.05pm After the “Ode” Books are available for Members to Collect at the Sub-Branch from Committee Members or the Duty R.P.

ANZAC Day Raffle Winners

Cash Prizes:

1st prize - $1,000 -Ticket 1525 - Shirley Mott

2nd prize - $500 - Ticket 1719 – Paul Linnie

3rd prize - $100 - Ticket 2231 – Trevor Barlett

4th prize - $100 - Ticket 478 – Bob Muir

5th prize - $100 - Ticket 1324 – Wayne Place

6th prize - $100 - Ticket 2223 – David Perkins

7th prize - $100 - Ticket 1923 – Carol McIntosh

8th prize - $50 - Ticket 923 – Shane ?

9th prize - $50 - Ticket 1869 – David Fox

10th prize - $50 - Ticket 1147 – Jason Goodfellow

11th prize - $50 - Ticket 1458 – Rob Dewar

12th prize - $50 - Ticket 1891 – Joe Gohl

13th prize - $50 - Ticket 144 – Sue Summerton

14th prize - $50 - Ticket 797 – Narrumine RSL

15th prize - $50 - Ticket 917 – G. Harvie

16th prize - $50 - Ticket 1626 – Naracoorte RSL

17th prize - $50 - Ticket 16 – Kevin King

 Drawn ANZAC Day Friday 25 April 2014 at 6.05pm

All winners have been notified

R.S.L. Programs Support:

• Commemoration Events
• Veteran Housing and Care
• Essential Support Services
• Advocacy and Guidance
• Medical Assistance
• Counseling
• Medical Research


ANZAC Day Sponsors

The Semaphore and Port Adelaide RSL Gratefully Acknowledges the Generous Support of the following Companies and Thanks them for their contribution towards the 2014 ANZAC Day Commemoration Service.

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Fulton Hogan

115-119 Churchill Road North, Dry Creek
PO Box 186, Dry Creek, SA, 5094
Phone +61 8 8139 4500
Fax +61 8 8349 4250

Fulton Hogan has Kindly donated their time and services on ANZAC Day and provided a Total Traffic Management Solution for the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL.

Fulton Hogan’s Adelaide based traffic management unit is based at our Dry Creek office. The traffic management team provide traffic planning and traffic control services for any events and requirements throughout the greater Adelaide area and into regional South Australia.

Fulton Hogan

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Central Audio Visual

31- 33 Cawthorne Street
Thebarton 5031
Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 08 8352 4499
Facsimile: 08 8352 4377


Central Audio Visual are South Australia’s leading supplier of commercial broadcast equipment, A/V & presentation technology, production expertise, staging and all the local connections you need to make your next event a sensation. Central Audio Visual offer a total service for your corporate event, concert, party, trade show or large sporting event.

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Central Audio Visual

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Bow Tie Group
Phone: 0411 690 454
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The Bow Tie Group has provided their Services on ANZAC Day at a Substantial  Discount to the Sub-Branch. 


The Bow Tie Group has provided their Commercial and Private Clients with a wide range of services for many years. These include Bobcat & Tipper Hire, Site Toilets & Showers and various sizes of Skip Bins.              

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Aussie Cider
Hoffnungsthal Rd
Lyndoch, SA 5351
Phone:     08 8349 9977
Fax:     08 8349 9977
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Aussie Cider have Kindly Donated Beverage Van, Cider and Staff for ANZAC Day


Today with a new generation The Australian Cider Company's products have made a come back in hundreds of bars and restaurants.  Fresh, clean, sparkling products mean The Australian Cider Company continues to attract many of the original 70's tipplers and a whole new generation of cider fans.

Aussie Cider


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Coopers Brewery
461 South Rd,
Regency Park SA 5010 ‎
(08) 8440 1800

Coopers Brewery have Kindly Donated Beverage Van and Pale Ale for ANZAC Day

Coopers Brewery has a long rich history, which spans from its origins in 1862 to the present day. The brewery produces a range of Ales, Stouts and Lagers. Our ale range is brewed by a method of top fermentation, originating in the Middle Ages. Coopers uses only natural ingredients including malt, hops, sugar, water and a special yeast strain that's over 90 years old.



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Largs Pier Hotel
198 Esplanade,
Largs Bay SA 5019
Phone: (08) 8449 5666

ANZAC Day Lunch &Dinner

The Largs Pier  Hotel has kindly Donated 20 Bags of Ice for ANZAC Day

Situated right on the beach front at Largs Bay, the historical Largs Pier Hotel offers some of the finest food, beverage and accommodation in the state. Come in and share the good life at the Largs

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Party on Wheels
Shop: 40 Port Road,
Phone: 8341 1516 Mobile:0417 809 421
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Party on Wheels has provided their Services on ANZAC Day at a Substantial  Discount to the Sub-Branch.

NO function is too small or too large. Weddings and backyard parties, is their speciality. You can get it all from them. Tables, Chairs, Marquees, Chaircovers, Linen, Coolrooms & Fridges, Fabulous Catering, Staff, and Entertainment of any description. 

Party on Wheels

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Semaphore Palais Hotel
The Esplanade,
Semaphore SA 5019
Phone: 08 8341 6333
Fax: 08 8341 6663

ANZAC Day Lunch &Dinner

The Palais Hotel has kindly Donated a Litre of Rum for the ANZAC Day Gun Fire Breakfast

The Palais Hotel is open all day on ANZAC Day. Choose from delicious steak, seafood and pub fare in a stunning location. Palais now offer both table service or bistro style for flexibility & convenience and once you’ve enjoyed your meal you can enjoy a cocktail in our main bar, or lounge outside in our new beer garden or take in even more of the gulf in our Atrium Bar with an unimpeded view of the water.

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First Commercial Hotel
29 Commercial Road
Port Adelaide, 5015
Phone: 08 84471599

ANZAC Day Lunch &Dinner

The First Commercial Hotel has kindly Donated a Litre of Rum for the ANZAC Day Gun Fire Breakfast

The First Commercial holds the longest surviving hotel licence in Adelaide. Enjoy a delicious steak, seafood or pub fare in Historic Port Adelaide location.

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Semaphore Businesses Suporting ANZAC Day

Take 2 Ice Creamerytake2

2/14 Semaphore Road
8341 5033
Open ANZAC Day 6am

ANZAC Day Special    

Take 2 Ice Creamery would like to offer All ANZAC Day patrons who attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service a Special Offer of $3.00 coffees and $5 cake and coffee. Offer 6am-10am


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BANK SA Semaphore Branch
86 Semaphore Rd,
Semaphore, SA, 5019

ANZAC Appeal Pins

Bank SA Semaphore Branch has kindly offered to Sell ANZAC Appeal Pins and Tokens on behalf of the R.S.L in the week leading up to ANZAC Day


Bank SA 


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Sully's on Semaphore
114a Semaphore Road
8242 7470
Open ANZAC Day 7am - 4pm

ANZAC Day Breakfast & Lunch

Sully's on Semaphore will be serving up ANZAC Day Breakfast and Lunch from 7am. To book your Table please phone them on 8242 7470.

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