Sir John Monash Remembered

June 13, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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NSW Governor Marie Bashir was guest of honour at a recent Commemoration Service for the late Sir John Monash hosted at Sydney’s Moriah College.

Governor Marie Bashir with Moriah pupils

Joshua Shubitz, Jared Engleman, Governor Marie Bashir, Gila Rudansky, Aidon Baron, Joel Grunstein and Damian Sidney

Judy Lowy, Governor Marie Bashir, Wesley and Sari Browne

Judy Lowy, Governor Marie Bashir, Wesley and Sari Browne

More than 200 students and 100 adults payed their respects to the memory of one of the greatest Australian military men of all time. The event was co-hosted by Moriah College and Waverley College.

Chairman of the Spirit of Australia Foundation Wesley Browne told J-Wire: “This was a very important tribute to a great soldier, a great engineer and a great Australian who did so much for his country.

Sir John Monash died in 1931 and the commemoration services were initiated in his home city of Melbourne ten years ago and in Sydney in 2001. His memory serves as a role model to educate schoolchildren in the arena of potential leadership.

King George V knighted Monash in France during World War 1 in August 1918.

Browne administers the Sir John Monash Foundation which provides eight scholarships worth $50,000 each year to allow outstanding university students study overseas for three years.

Students with Governor Marie Bashir

Moriah captains Gila Rudansky and Adam Silver with Governor Marie Bashir

Students from sixteen schools laid wreaths and Waverley College provided the Cadet Corps.

Participating schools were Emanuel School, Knox, The Kings School, Scots College, Kincoppal – Rose Bay, Masada, SHORE School, St Ignatius College and Riverview.

Browne told J-Wire: “The Governor went into great detail on the wonders of Monash…a man who took available precaution to minimise losses on the battlefield.”

 

 

 

 

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