Stories about Duty

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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War stories inspired Adelaide’s Flanders Fields Poppy Trail

When growing up in the ‘60s in Flanders (Belgium), I enjoyed sitting around the “Leuvense Stoof “an early 20th century Flemish Stove decorated with enamel poppies. Our small country cottage […]

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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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The legacy of Bomber Command

  “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” These famous words delivered by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in […]

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Private Errol Noack – 50 years since the death of the first Nasho

On 24 May 2016, we commemorated 50 years since the death of the first National Servicemen, South Australian Errol Wayne Noack. Born on 28 March, 1945 in North Adelaide, Errol […]

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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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Think Piece: Empathy – a hallmark of Australia’s Defence service style.

As a 14 year old school cadet at Pulteney I was one of hundreds who lined King William Street for Anzac Day (1968) and I was proud on many levels…I […]

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Think Piece – A special precinct

There are many special places on planet Earth. Among mine are the Giant’s Causeway and the Burren in Ireland; the Flinders Ranges, Uluru and Standley Chasm in Central Australia. In […]

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