A parade signalled the start of the Evandale Anzac Commemoration Service.
The marchers arrived to a packed half circle of chairs and surrounding pavement near the Cenotaph, seated under autumnal leaves.
St Patrick’s College Student Sasha Massey, 16, gave the Anzac Student Address, speaking about her time on the Western Front.
She won prestigious national Simpson Prize for her essay on why the Western Front should be remembered, and travelled to Europe last year as part of her prize.
Sasha spoke about visiting rich agricultural fields that were the scenes of brutal and bloody battles a century before.
“Travelling around, I realised how much we had lost in lives and potential,” she said.
However, the message she hoped to share was one of hope.
“The Anzac legend is not lost,” she said.
Many young people still felt drawn to commemorating Anzac Day and the sacrifice it represents, Sasha said.