Brunswick’s new Anzac tribute mural

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Liz Burgoyne stands beside the newly painted ANZAC mural in Brunswick.
Camera IconLiz Burgoyne stands beside the newly painted ANZAC mural in Brunswick. Credit: Briana Fiore/Harvey-Waroona Reporter/Briana Fiore

Anzac services across the country may be called off, but a Brunswick resident said that would not stop her paying tribute to the Diggers who fought for Australia.

Post Office owner Liz Burgoyne had her Post Office wall turned into a giant Anzac-themed mural. She said she got the idea at the Anzac Day service in Brunswick last year.

“I was staring at the old mural during the service and I thought it would be nice to do a brand new mural and dedicate it to the Anzacs,” Mrs Burgoyne said. Mrs Burgoyne said she thought the poppies would be the most appropriate choice, after seeing poppies painted on a silo in Devenish.

“We were on a trip in Victoria and I saw this beautiful artwork of an army nurse and a soldier from the First World War painted on a silo,” she said.

“They were standing in poppies and it was so gorgeous, so that’s where I got the inspiration from.”

Mrs Burgoyne got local artist Pam Barker to paint the mural.

“Pam often paints wildflowers so I wanted her to do the mural of the poppies,” she said.

“I really wanted the mural done for the Anzac Day commemorations, but when they got called off I told Pam there was no rush.”

“She told me she would still like to get it done to add a bit of joy to the Brunswick community in this difficult time.”

The mural was finished last month and Mrs Burgoyne encouraged residents to drive-by and take a look at the symbolic new town statement.

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