The main street of Wyandra has a new edition, with a statue of a soldier now standing proudly beside the Long Pine.
The Lone Pine was planted by visiting Veterans last year, but the new edition makes it even more special says Daphne Taylor, President of the Wyandra & District Progress Association.
“We have veterans that come out to Wyandra each year for ANZAC day from all along the coast, and they put a Lone Pine in the main street last year.
“It’s great to add another statue to our small community, I’m very proud to be able to bring it to the town,” she says.
The statue cost roughly $6000 dollars to commission so Daphne had a bit of hard work to do before it called Wyandra home
With the help of George Donohue and the Charleville RSL sub ranch, Daphne made it all happen.
“I approached the Neighbourhood Centre in Charleville and they put me onto the RSL.
“George then asked me to write a letter of interest, I had to get quotes as well, and two weeks later George had come back to me and said they’d help me do something about it.
“There were two groups that put money into it, the Charleville RSL and the Wyandra Camping area, where the Nomads come and visit the area each year.
“I put a big thank you out to the Charleville RSL and the Camping Area for this opportunity,” says Daphne.
The Wyandra community can’t wait to show their new statue to the visiting veterans, and to march past it on ANZAC Day.