Burra commemorates Anzac Day 2019

As dawn broke on a crisp morning in Burra more than 200 people quietly listened to the sounds of birds and the still of sunrise for the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Burra Returned and Services League sub-branch president Mike Pinkerton welcomed the crowd and thanked them for their attendance.

The ever-growing service sees people of all ages, men, women and visitors enjoy the morning of commemoration, remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Medals were worn with pride by those who served and by others who were remembering loved ones.

Mr Pinkerton honoured local living legend Don White, a private in World War II.

Working for Elder Smith at the time, Mr White enlisted at just 19 and four years later he discharged on May 29, 1946.

Mr White and his wife Mary still live in the district and he, along with fellow soldiers Ted MacMillan and Len Benz were present at Burra's service this morning.

Mr Pinkerton thanked Mr White for allowing him to tell his story and share it with the people (and visitors to) of Burra.

Following the service, people took the opportunity to head back to the council chambers to enjoy a warm cup or tea or coffee.

As the people piled in, the soft smell of rum greeted those who entered the room, while chatter among the attendees was strong.

People then moved on to the Commercial Hotel where an all-you-can-eat breakfast was served to patrons.