Stories about Toughness

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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Think Piece: Remembering our Unsung Heroes

While we often acknowledge the exploits and sacrifices of our well-known military heroes, for every one of these there are numerous others whose stories are unknown and whose acts of […]

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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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Think Piece: Mateship Across the Generations

March 2016 will see the arrival of a Platoon of soldiers from the British Army’s 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (4 YORKS), to participate in Exercise Morlancourt. Exercise Morlancourt is […]

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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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The Peter Badcoe VC Medal

MAJOR PETER BADCOE was one of Australia’s greatest war heroes – a highly-decorated soldier whose acts of bravery and courage saw him awarded the medal for three separate acts during […]

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Major Peter Badcoe VC

‘Courageous to an infinite degree, almost fearless’ Short and stocky, Peter Badcoe did not look a hero. A quiet retiring man with a dry sense of humour, he neither smoked nor drank […]

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Vivian Bullwinkel and the Radji Beach Massacre

Bravery and courage are evident in all Anzac stories. The story of Australian Army Nursing Sister, Vivian Bullwinkel, and her survival of a massacre that claimed 21 of her fellow […]

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SA Attorney General Hermann Hombur’s Government office raided by soldiers.

The outbreak of World War I in 1914 resulted in widespread distrust and persecution of German-Australians. In 1914, while he was Attorney-General, Homburg’s government office in Adelaide was raided by […]

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