GALLERY | Revisit Gallipoli on Anzac Day eve

The locally shot movie Gallipoli will be presented on the Port Lincoln foreshore at 8pm on the eve of Anzac Day as part of the SALT festival and in commemoration of the final year of the centenary of Anzac.

The movie, presented by the Port Lincoln History Club, will be introduced by club president Jo Utting and there will also be a display of memorabilia.

Mrs Utting said she hoped people who were extras in the film or had friends or family in the film would come along to see the showcase of their work.

Tuna spotter and surfer Kiwi White played a part in the film and said the experience had influenced his perception of the Anzacs.

He said he had a basic understanding of the world wars and Gallipoli prior to filming the movie in 1980 but playing a soldier had changed his perception of what it was to be a soldier.

"I was playing a wounded man with my eyes closed in a tent...I tried to imagine what it'd be like,” Mr White said. 

He said part of the scene involved another wounded man describing how he would never see his mother again and how he wished that she was looked after.

Mr White said having his eyes closed during the scene and listening to the man act made him feel like he was experiencing someone saying their dying wish to their fellow soldiers.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for a concession or a child and can be purchased online at or at the gate.

Take your own picnic, chairs and blankets welcome, with food and alcohol available to purchase on site.

Profits will be donated to the Port Lincoln RSL.

Anzac Day dawn service attendees will commemorate the final year of the Anzac centenary on Wednesday, April 25.

Port Lincoln

The dawn service will be held at 6.20am at the War Memorial in Eyre Park. A gunfire breakfast will be served after the service in the council car park at the rear of the RSL hall. Tea and coffee will be provided.

An Anzac Day parade will assemble at 9.30am on the road in Adelaide Place in front of the Port Lincoln Junior Primary School and march to the War Memorial. The RSL clubrooms will be open after the service for refreshments and two-up. A light lunch will be served.


The Cummins-Yeelana RSL Anzac service will start at 7.30am at the RSL Garden of Remembrance in Cummins. 

Following the service, there will be a march from the Garden of Remembrance to the RSL Hall, where a gold coin breakfast will be served.

Tumby Bay

Dawn service attendees will meet at the cenotaph on Tumby Terrace at 6.30am for a 6.45am dawn service. A march will be held after the service to the end of the street. The RSL will be open for breakfast, refreshments and two-up until noon.

Coffin Bay

In Coffin Bay, a dawn service will be held at the community hall flagpoles. Breakfast will follow, $5 per adult with children under 12 free. 

Gallipoli Beach

The fourth Gallipoli Beach service will take place at 11.25am, to be in time with the dawn service at Gallipoli, in Turkey. The service will commemorate the second battle of Villers-Brettoneux, in France, April 24-25, 1918.

Breakfast will be held at the Marble Range Community and Sporting Club after the service. The Armistice Community Group will display memorabilia at the club, with historian and author Lee Clayton available to answer any questions.