Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Duncan Won't Be Lonely Any Longer

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Duncan Won't Be Lonely Any Longer

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Byline: Carlie Walker frasercoastchronicle.com.au

THE statue honouring Maryborough's Duncan Chapman soon won't be a lonely figure at the edge of Queens Park after the State Government announced $1 million in funding for the second stage of the Fraser Coast Military Trail, Gallipoli to Armistice.

The statue pays tribute to the first man ashore at Gallipoli, Major Duncan Chapman, who was later killed at Pozieres.

The project will include depictions of the cliffs of Gallipoli and events on the Western Front, a memorial commemorating the Battle of Pozieres, along with the bronze statue of Duncan Chapman, is expected to continue to draw tourists.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland could be proud that it was Duncan Chapman who led the Anzacs on their most noble charge into history.

Former Chronicle editor Nancy Bates, the president of the Queens Park Military Trail Project Committee, said the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection had approved the second stage a couple of weeks ago. …

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