Stories about Teamwork

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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The Gallipoli Evacuation

In late November 1915, the decision was finally made to evacuate the allied troops from Gallipoli. It followed a visit to the peninsula by Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, Commander in […]

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Think Piece – Mateship remains central to the RSL

On 8 December 1915 a small group of soldiers gathered together in Adelaide and created what has since become the Returned & Services League of Australia (SA Branch) Inc. It […]

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Formation of the Cheer-Up Society

In November 1914, a young Alexandrine Seager, farewelled her eldest son Harold as he, along with other young South Australian men, embarked for service following Australia’s entry into the Great […]

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Cheer-Up Hut to be recreated in South Australia for Anzac Centenary

The Cheer-Up Hut is a uniquely South Australian concept. Established in 1915 by South Australia’s Cheer-Up Society, the huts were entirely self-funded with donations made by farmers and businesses alike.  […]

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Cheer-Up Hut

The Cheer-Up Society was a uniquely South Australian organisation established in 1914 to provide for the needs of soldiers on the move during the First World War. Staffed largely by […]

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Think Piece – From footy field to battle field.

As the players representing the Woodville/West Torrens and West Adelaide football clubs run onto the Adelaide Oval this Sunday in the SANFL Grand Final, media commentators will no doubt talk about […]

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