Stories about Mateship

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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HMAS Perth evacuation from Crete

From 20 May to 1 June 1941 a fierce battle for the strategically important island of Crete was fought between Australian, New Zealand, Greek, British and German soldiers.  Despite suffering […]

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At the age of 26, Jean Matthews was in love with 5,000 men

These men were Australian and New Zealand soldiers conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War and Jean loved each and every one of them while fulfilling her duties as a […]

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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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