Stories about Mateship

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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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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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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Think Piece: The Puzzle of Family Military History

Family history is an interesting concept. It’s like a puzzle without its box. You don’t know how many pieces there are, or what the picture is meant to look like. […]

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Think Piece: A salute to ‘Boss’

And so to the story of a World War I Digger that has moved me most in the trilogy of books that I have written. Russell Bosisto, see, is a […]

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John Leak (1892-1972) – ‘Funny thing is, I don’t believe in war’

Jack’s army papers tell the story of an orphaned boy who sought adventure, migrating from Portsmouth to Queensland with only a brother in Canada as next of kin.  A teamster […]

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Arthur Seaforth Blackburn (1892-1960) ‘a perfect hero’

Arthur grew up amongst beetles and Bibles, the youngest son of the South Australian Museum’s Honorary Curator of Entomology, who was also rector of Woodville’s St Margaret’s Church. Academic rather […]

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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: How to remember the Vietnam War?

Amongst the flurry of remembrance activity around the Centenary of the Anzac tradition, relatively little funding or media attention has been given to the Vietnam War. This is likely to […]

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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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