From baking ANZAC Biscuits with the family to tuning in to Lane Cove's first-ever digital service, there are many ways to commemorate ANZAC Day at home this year.
Tune in for Lane Cove's 2020 ANZAC Day Service
Council and the Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch are proud to bring residents the first-ever digital ANZAC Day service.
This special pre-recorded service will include an address from MC LTCOL Graeme Davis (Ret'd), Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer and more.
Tune in via Council's Facebook page or this
webpage on Saturday 25 April for a 7:25am start.
Lane Cove Remembers Audio Guide
Did you know the names of more than 20 streets and places in the Lane Cove area have been named after people who have a connection to World War I? While you get in your daily walk, why not check out the Lane Cove Remembers Audio Guide and learn all about these important names?
Keep an eye out for the red poppy that has been fixed to street signs and locations featured in the guide.
To access the guide you can download the free izi.TRAVEL app via the Apple, Google and Windows app stores or download from the izi.TRAVEL website. To find the guided walk, search 'Lane Cove Remembers' once in the app to discover text, audio, images and GPS tracking to guide you along the walk.
When outside, please remember to keep yourself and others safe by following current Government advice on social distancing and self-isolation. More information on local changes due to COVID-19 is available here.
And don't worry, if you aren't able to get out and about you can still access the audio guide without visiting the locations via the izi.TRAVEL app.
Make your own ANZAC Biscuits
ANZAC Biscuits are delicious and easy to make for people of all ages. If you're looking for something fun to do this week at home try this classic recipe provided by Lane Cove Community Hub caterer- in-residence Bern the Chef.
Bern the Chef: Anzac Biscuit Recipe
I have used the Country Women's Association recipe for years.
I'm one of 7 children, and my mother baked our afternoon teas every single day. There was always a double batch of these at least once a week. And they would be lucky to last a couple of days, unless they were a little on the hard/burnt side. Which, if you are watching 7 siblings at once, is bound to happen!
By the time I was 10, I had served my apprenticeship of measuring, mixing & rolling balls. I was the family weekend baker of these as well as cupcakes, slice & golden syrup dumplings.
150g (1 cup) plain flour
220g (1 cup) sugar
100g (1 cup) rolled oats
90g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon golden syrup or treacle
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and lightly grease two baking trays. Combine the flour in a bowl with the sugar, rolled oats and coconut. Melt the butter in a saucepan with the golden syrup over medium heat. Combine the boiling water with the bicarbonate of soda and stir to dissolve. Add to the butter mixture and mix well, then stir into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the trays, allowing room for spreading.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Send a message to the troops
One way to show support is to send an email message to sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen via firstname.lastname@example.org. These emails are widely circulated to deployed personnel from all three services and are graciously received by deployed Defence members.
Another method is through “Postcards to the Troops.” These are popular among children who put in great effort to decorate and design their cards. The troops appreciate the messages of goodwill and proudly display the handicraft.
Postcards to the troops can be sent to:
Messages to the Troops
39 Operational Support Battalion
Randwick Barracks NSW 2031
Find out more.