The Poppy Project commemorates the 100 years of Anzac Centenary (2014-2018) again this year. This unique and beautiful project is the result of the Central Coast community and the tireless volunteers who coordinate the creation, collection and installation of the poppies.
The Terrigal Skillion is home to the Poppy Project this year. The creativity of the volunteers behind the Poppy Project has resulted in a stunning commemoration of our fallen soldiers.
He is buried away in France,
And his grave we may never see;
Will some kind friend in that distant land
Plant a flower on his grave for me
We still seem to see his ailing face,
Through a mist of anxious tears;
But a mother’s heart is a broken heart,
And a burden of weary years.
‘In Memoriam’ for Private Cyril Henry Martin. The Gosford Times (1923).
The 60,000+ poppies that form the art installation were created by individuals, local organisations, workplaces, community groups and schools. Not only do the poppies form a beautiful art installation, they represent a moment in time when each person crafting their poppy paused to think of the soldiers that did and still do protect our way of life.
The Poppy Project is a place where we can all take a moment to reflect on the past, present and future of our great nation.
It is an event not to be missed. Head to Terrigal this weekend or over the coming weeks, sit on the grass, climb to the top and absorb what the Poppy Project means to you.
Looking for a different perspective? Head to the Poppy Project at Sunset. The display is lit at night.
A huge thank you to the crafters, volunteers, Gosford City Council’s 2015 Community Funding Program and Auspice Provider and Brisbane Water Historical Society Inc. The Poppy Project really is stunning and it wouldn’t be there without your hard work.
Things to Note
There is parking available at the Haven where you can walk to access the Poppy Project. During peak weekend periods, the area will be extremely busy. We would suggest coming early or later in the day or park in Terrigal and walk to the Haven via the footpath.