Stories about Duty

The Halbury Quilters

I have long been of the opinion that the heart of our country beats from our small country towns. It was men and boys from these towns who answered the […]

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Victory in the Pacific Day

The 73rd Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day) will be commemorated on Wednesday 15 August 2018.  Also referred to as VJ Day (Victory over Japan), VP Day […]

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Centenary of the Battle of Mont St Quentin

At the end of August 1918 German troops were defending the strategically important stronghold of Mont St Quentin.  Mont St Quentin overlooks the Somme River approximately 1.5km north of the […]

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The Battles in the Hindenburg Line – The Australian Flying Corps

Following the Allied capture of the strategically important elevated position of Mont St Quentin and the German retreat from the township of Péronne on 2 September 2018 the German Army […]

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War Letters of General Monash

WAR LETTERS OF GENERAL MONASH France, 11 August 1918 I snatch a few minutes late in the evening to give you brief particulars of an exceptionally interesting day. Villers-Bretonneux is […]

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Corporal Lawrence Carthage Weathers Awarded VC

The citation for the Victoria Cross awarded to Corporal Lawrence Carthage Weathers commends his “conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty”. Lawrence Weathers was born on 14 May 1890 in Te […]

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The Battle of Long Tan

Late in the afternoon of 18 August 1966 when the weather was hot and humid and the rain torrential, a battle began in a rubber plantation, approximately four kilometres to […]

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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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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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World War II generation fading quietly away

World War ll helped shape the Australia of today, but few of those fought in it remain to share their experiences. The men and women who fought to defeat Hitler, […]

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