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AWM installs 62,000 hand-crafted poppies

The Australian War Memorial’s new poppy garden, The Canberra Times, 5 October 2018

Installation of 62,000 hand-crafted poppies on the grounds of the Australian War Memorial’s sculpture garden to mark the 62,000 Australians that have died in the service of their nation.

From left: Director of the Australian War Memorial Brendan Nelson, Co-founder of 5000 poppies project Margaret Knight, Landscape architect Phillip Johnson and Lynne Berry, Co-founder of 5000 poppies project. Credit: Karleen Minney.

Co-founders of 5000 poppies project Margaret Knight and Lynne Berry with Landscape architect of the project Phillip Johnson. Credit: Karleen Minney.

Some of the local knitters, crocheters and felters that made the poppies look at the completed garden. Credit: Karleen Minney.

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See also: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-05/world-war-i-armistice-centenary-marked-with-handmade-poppies/10342998

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