Stories about Courage

Think Piece: For we are young and free

….for we are young and free – first line of our national anthem. We sing it often. We sang it this morning. We hear our children and grandchildren sing it. […]

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Christmas on the Battlefield

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to share with family and friends, but over the years servicemen and women have spent this time of year away from loved ones. […]

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75 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbour

On the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941, the Japanese attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.  The attack, which was codenamed “Operation Hawaii” and later changed to […]

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2016 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize Essay – A letter to Leonard Ray Adams

2016 PREMIER’S ANZAC SPIRIT SCHOOL PRIZE Dear Ray, As part of ANZAC commemorations, I am entering the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac School Prize competition, which this year relates to a soldier who […]

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The International War Memories Conference

The International War Memories Conference opened in Paris this week, offering a poignant reminder of the treatment Indigenous Australian Servicemen received on their return to Australia from the Great War. […]

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Journey of Remembrance – The Colours of SA’s Reserve Army Units on the Western Front

Nine South Australians are preparing to pay their respects to those who fought and died on the Western Front during World War I, by accompanying the traditional Colours of their […]

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Think Piece: Making the choice to stay home

The Battle of Jutland was fought one hundred years ago from 31 May to 1 June, 1916. It took place in the North Sea near Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula and was […]

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Australian Prisoners of War – our forgotten heroes

As we reflect on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, we remember that while that ill-fated battle cost the British Commonwealth forces 1,742 killed with 2,225 wounded, a […]

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Think Piece: Do Mention the War! A German Perspective

If one had asked the ordinary German what he or she knew about the First World War some years ago, most would have stated that it must have existed, as […]

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Celebrating success: James Paterson

Despite failing the kazoo at secondary school, Adelaide-based James Paterson has always loved music. But it’s only in the last couple of years that this rock and jazz music fan, […]

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