The peace celebrations at Waratah took the form of the official opening of Anzac Parade, the planting of trees in memory of those from the district who have fallen, and the entertainment of the children. The Warden (Councillor P. G. Pollard), speaking to a large assembly of the residents and returned men, paid a tribute to the memory of the men who had died bravely, taking their part in the world struggle, and assured the relations of the deepest sympathy of the residents. He then opened the parade, trusting that this and the memorial shortly to be erected would serve as a permanent reminder to the coming generations of the part played by those who enlisted from the town. Revs. Cloudsdale, Hinston, and Turner spoke in a similar strain. During the afternoon the children were entertained at pictures in the Athenaeum, afterwards marching to the Drill Hall, where they were treated to a sumptuous tea. The hall had been splendidly decorated by residents, and the band added to the enjoyment by playing in the hall during the tea hour. The peace medals were distributed out as some of the children were unable to attend, some were kept, and will be distributed on Wednesday afternoon. Any soldier who may have been left out in the tree-planting will have one planted if the name is handed to the Warden. Those honoured were:- H. Scheer, E. Wagan, M. Lapham, A. Tippett, C. O’Malley, W. Oakley, W. Boden, T. Archer, M. Coghlan, H. Cummings, C. Davies, E. Cull, L. Collins, L. Whyman, H. Thorne, C. Thorne, J. Martin, W. Scully, J. Murray, A. Brakey, M. Miller, J. Doody, J. Peachey.
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.: 1900 – 1954), Wednesday 23 July 1919, page 6