Stories about Teamwork

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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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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Battle of Shah Wali Kot

The Shah Wali Kot Offensive during May and June 2010 was part of Operation HAMKARI, which aimed to curb the Taliban’s influence in Kandahar City. The efforts of the Special […]

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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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Commemorating 100 years of ANZAC at Farina

Just off the Oodnadatta Track, about 26 km north of Lyndhurst in outback South Australia, there is a War Memorial on a low rocky escarpment overlooking the ruins of a […]

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Think Piece – The Last Thing On Their Minds

One hundred years ago in early October, Lord Kitchener sent a message to those in command at Gallipoli querying a proposal to evacuate the troops from the Dardanelles Peninsula. The […]

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