Monthly Archives: April 2018

New online database reveals the artefacts of the Gallipoli Battlefield

The results of five seasons of archaeological surveys of the First World War battlefield at Anzac on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey have been catalogued into a unique digital archive. […]

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French School named after South Australian Digger

A primary school in the small French town of Blangy-Tronville has been renamed after an Australian World War I soldier. Private Arthur Clifford Stribling from the small town of Tarlee […]

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Westpac extends support of Veterans through Invictus Games Sydney Sponsorship

Westpac has announced it is proud to sponsor the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, providing support to veterans and shining a light on the employment challenges they face right across Australia. […]

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As a mother, I recall with great clarity kissing my own two daughters good-night before I left for Afghanistan

At the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Colonel Susan Neuhaus CSC, delivered a powerful commemorative address on what Anzac means to modern day Australians.   As […]

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‘We will never forget’

On Tuesday 24 April 2018, the Sir John Monash Centre was opened at Villers Bretonneux, France. France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe delivered a moving address at the opening ceremony highlighting […]

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Australia to gift replica Menin Gate Lions to Belgian city of Ieper

The final arrangements have been put in place for the gifting of replicas of the famous Menin Gate lions from Australia to the City of Ieper, strengthening the bond between […]

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SIr John Monash Centre opens on Anzac Day 2018, The Centenary of the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux

THE centrepiece of Australia’s Anzac Centenary 2014–18, the Sir John Monash Centre, opens in France today, honouring more than 295,000 soldiers who served on the Western Front and the 46,000 […]

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Australian Government Supports Outstanding French Sites

Two of the sites on the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front will be enhanced and preserved, ensuring the contribution of Australians in the First World War is never […]

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Thousands attend Anzac Day 2018 National Ceremony

Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial, today said he was proud to see the large crowd attend today’s Anzac Day National Ceremony.  “An estimated 11,500 people attended […]

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Strong crowd numbers for Anzac Day Dawn Service

An estimated crowd of about 38,000 visitors gathered this morning at the Australian War Memorial for the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service. Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson, said he was […]

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