A Remembrance Service will be held at the Private Daniel Cooper Mural on Sunday, May 27 at 11am. Greater Shepparton City Council invites all residents to attend.
The service will feature:
- Welcome to Country
- Smoking Ceremony and Didgeridoo Performance
- Mayoral Welcome Address
- Shepparton RSL Welcome
- Wreath Laying Ceremony
- Lord's Prayer
- Guest Speaker to talk about Private Daniel Cooper
- National Anthem
- Laying of Poppies
- Closing Thanks
Private Daniel Cooper was a Yorta Yorta man who fought for Australia during World World I. He died on a European battlefield in 1917 at just 21 years old. He was buried in Belgium.
While the mural pays respect to Private Daniel Cooper, the purpose of the mural also recognises all local Aboriginal people who represented Australia in war.
Private Daniel Cooper is a local symbol in Greater Shepparton and represents a story that is unknown by many Aussies.
Greater Shepparton City council will be driving this project alongside the Shepparton RSL, Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Rumbalara Cooperative
Date: Sunday 27 May
Location: Private Daniel Cooper Mural: Eastbank Wall, Corner of Welsford Street and Nixon Street