Stories about Duty

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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James Laurence “Jimmie” Cain

2060 Private James Laurence “Jimmie” Cain, 9th Battalion, AIF KIA 20 April 1916 Story delivered 4 December 2014 Today we remember and pay tribute to Private James Laurence Cain. “Jimmie” […]

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Think Piece: A unique Game of Football: and the tradition continues

It is Football season. It begins earlier and earlier so it seems. As a child I associated Anzac Day and April with the start of the SANFL season.  We have […]

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Anzac Coin set: Shared loss brings women together in Anzac tribute

TASH Mitton, 20 and Rachel Skehan, 19, have a special connection to the Anzac legend that is commemorated today with the launch of the Westpac Anzac Coin set. Seeing the […]

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Think Piece: The Great War and Rural SA

Rural Australia fascinates us and is a seductive subject for popular Great War narratives and iconography. Think, for example, of Peter Weir’s Gallipoli (1981) and the recentThe Water Diviner (2014) […]

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An Exercise in Commemoration of Morlancourt

This month, a Rifle Platoon from the 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (4 YORKS) has arrived in Adelaide to train with the 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment (10/27 […]

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Formation of the Royal Australian Air Force

Thursday 31 March 2016, marks the 95th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). With a long and distinguished history of service the establishment of an […]

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The Battle of Greece

The Battle of Greece, in which Australian, British and New Zealand troops supported Greek forces against the World War II Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan, was fought from […]

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Think Piece: Our WWII Servicewomen

  In WWII, some 70,000 Australian women served in eight women-specific Services, in the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) and as Voluntary Aides (VA’s) in Detachments of Red Cross volunteers. […]

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Think Piece – Unley’s Own at The Windmill, Pozieres

A century ago the City of Adelaide was the square mile we now associate with the CBD. Surrounding Adelaide were farming lands and small rural villages such as Mitcham, Burnside, […]

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