Below you will find a series of ‘Think Pieces’ – short discussion articles written by eminent South Australians, veterans, defence personnel, military historians, authors, academics, educators, journalists and other specialists who have a particular interest and/or expertise in the Anzac Centenary and in Australia’s military history. The objective of the series is to offer different perspectives on the Anzac Centenary, its significance and meaning.
We hope you will find the series both thought provoking and informative. If you would like to receive a weekly ‘Think Piece’ in your email inbox each Thursday click here.
Thu 23 April: Brigadier Tim Hanna – We Must Remember Them
Thu 30 April: Sir Eric Neal – Lest We Forget
Thu 14 May: Dr Susan Neuhaus – Women Need Not Apply
Thu 21 May: Robert Kearney – Suspension of Arms
Thu 4 June: Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare – We Did Not Fight Alone
Thu 11 June: Darren Peters – Stories You Need To Tell
Thu 25 June: Barry Presgrave – Never Forget Our Service
Thu 23 July: Colonel C.P. Moore – Colours of Courage
Thu 6 August: James Hurst – The Charge at the Nek
Wed 12 August: Bill Corey – I’m just Bill
Thu 13 August: Dr Nigel Starck – Victory in the Pacific
Thu 27 August: Dr John Weste – Germans in SA: interning enemy aliens
Thu 3 September: Janice Pavils – From Obelisk to Dardanelles Cenotaph
Thu 10 September: Steve Larkins – Every corner of the globe.
Thu 17 September: Group Captain, Ross Bender – Battle of Britain defining today’s RAAF
Thu 24 September: Michael Coligan – From footy field to battlefield.
Thu 1 October: Graham Cornes OAM – Why did they have to die?
Thu 22 October: Dr Claire Woods – Defying the odds: Looking to the future.
Thu 29 October: Calli Morgan – Time to Remember our Servicewomen
Thu 5 November: Catherine Manning – South Australia’s Home front History.
Thu 12 November: Lieutenant Colonel Graham Goodwin – Reflections on Remembrance
Thu 26 November: Graham Parks – What is commemoration?
Thu 3 December: Julia Langrehr – Mateship remains central to the RSL
Thu 10 December: Kim Philips – The Last Man
Thu 17 December: Rodney Beams – The last thing on their minds
Thu 24 December: Mark Bourchier – Missing from the Christmas table.
Thu 7 January: Helen Adamson – The War Widows’ Guild of SA turns 70.
Thu 14 January: Robert Black AM RFD – Legacy in the Centenary of ANZAC
Thu 21 January: Robert Jarrad – A time for family reflections
Thu 28 January: Andrew Piper – Can you give me information concerning my son?
Thu 4 February: Ray Kemp – Our Remarkable Silent Anzacs
Thu 11 February: Moose Dunlop OAM – Why so many ancillary ex-service organisations?
Thu 18 February: Bob Macintosh AFC OAM – We must find a way to lasting peace
Thu 25 February: Ian Shaw – Through my Grandmother’s Eyes
Thu 10 March: Dr Barbara Orchard – Our WWII Servicewomen
Thu 24 March: Don Longo – The Great War and Rural SA
Thu 31 March: Mrs Lan Le – Telling our home front stories is important
Thu 7 April: David Faber – The Anzac tradition and dissent
Thu 21 April: Lieutenant Colonel Graham Goodwin – It’s just a biscuit
Thu 28 April: Keith Harrison – Torrens – A special precinct
Thu 19 May: Brad West – How to remember the Vietnam War?
Thu 2 Jun: Kevin Jones – Making the choice to stay home
Thu 16 Jun: Peter FitzSimons – A salute to ‘Boss’
Thu 7 Jul: Barbara Orchard – Food for Thought
Thu 14 Jul: Elena Govor – Russian Anzacs in South Australia
Thu 28 Jul: Louise Bagger – When a picture paints 1000 words
Thu 11 Aug: Mike von Berg – In the War Engine Room
Thu 18 Aug: Jean Debelle – Caring for the Long Tan wounded
Thu 8 Sep: Howard Hendrick – Father and Son
Thu 15 Sep: Neil Wilson – The Lonely ANZAC
Thu 22 Sep: Phil Mason – In recognition of the Merchant Navy
Thu 29 Sep: Helen Meyer – Sandy Palmer died today.
Thu 20 Oct: The Hon. Leesa Vlahos MP – PTSD – then and now
Thu 17 Nov: Paul Sykes – The Family Never Forgets
Thu 24 Nov: Chantelle Graham – Hallowed ground
Thu 1 Dec: Jennifer Dowling – I just wanted to be there
Thu 8th Dec: Andrew Natale – Digging deeper
Thu 15 Dec: Simon Kelly – Return to Country
Thu 22 Dec: Rob Manton – Spare a thought
Thu 19 Jan: Chantelle Graham – More than a simple animal
Thu 26 Jan: Bill Denny – Finding Michael
Thu 23 Feb: Brigadier Laurie Lewis AM (Retd) – Missing mates
Thu 9 Mar: Rob Manton – Drop the ‘D’
Thu 16 Mar: Bill Hignett – Remembering David Paterson
Thu 23 Mar: Chantelle Graham – Who is worthy?
Thu 13 Apr: Ian Smith – Why do you march?
Thu 27 Apr: Sapper Curtis McGrath OAM – DUSTOFF
Thu 4 May: Sharon Cleary – Bulletproof
Thu 18 May: Andrea Gerrard – The Headstone Project
Thu 25 May: James Hurst – The Cods
Thu 22 Jun: Flight Lieutenant Paul Dare – Being left behind
Thu 29 Jun: Harjit Singh – A son of Australia
Thu 6 Jul: Charlotte Matthias – Why do we commemorate?
Thu 13 Jul: Caitlin Ward – Getting lost on the roads
Thu 27 Jul: Brigadier Mick Burgess – The stories of heroes
Thu 10 Aug: Hayley Boswell – From a Partner’s Perspective