The Yarralumla Nursery and their slice of ANZAC history

The Lone Pine received its name in 1915 after the Turkish soldiers, in order to cover and line their trenches, cut down all but one of the Aleppo Pines (Pinus halepensis) that covered Plateau 400, which they were defending.

From Riotact

From left, Officer Commanding 17th Construction Squadron Major Lincoln Barbare, flag orderly Sapper Jack Miles, Major General Stephen Day and Squadron Sergeant Major 17th Construction Squadron Warrant Officer Class Two Taj Whelan with the returned flag at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland. Photo: Warrant Officer Class Two Kim Allen

Flag flies again after 55 years

Fifty-five years after a 17th Construction Squadron flag supposedly ‘blew off’ a flag pole in Nui Dat, at the 1st Australian Task Force base in Vietnam, the flag was returned to its rightful home at Zabul Lines, RAAF Base Amberley, Ipswich, on November 14.

From Australian Government Defence

Queanbeyan’s original Boer War memorial in Monaro Street, outside Byrne’s Royal Hotel…

Moving story of Queanbeyan’s Boer War memorial

From resurrection to transplantation, the journey of the NSW town’s memorial to a brutal, almost three-year conflict in which Australia really didn’t have any quarrel, the South African Boer War, 1899-1902, is almost unknown.

From CBR City News

A soldier rests on arms during a service marking the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial in Adelaide. (Image: Sergeant Nicci Freeman)

Service held to mark 10th anniversary of Indigenous war memorial

The 10th anniversary of the unveiling Adelaide's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial was held on Wednesday.

Located in the Torres Parade Ground precinct on the land of the Karuna people, the memorial recognises and commemorates the service and sacrifice of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have served Australia.

From NIT National Indigenous Times

Richmond Baker

The saddest selfie

It’s a striking image of a fresh-faced young man taking a photograph of himself reflected in a dresser mirror more than 100 years ago.

Less than a year later, 21-year-old Captain "Rich" Baker was dead, one of the last Australians to be killed in action during the First World War.

From Australian War Memorial

Kogarah RSL Sub-branch members at the Kogarah War Memorial, Carlton
Community News

RSL veterans mark the centenary of the Kogarah War Memorial

Remembrance Day, November 11, 2023 marks 100 years since the Kogarah War Memorlial was dedicated to commemorate Australian armed services personnel who died serving their country.

From St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Geelong RSL president Andrew Hanns inside the Geelong Peace Memorial. Photo: VINNIE VAN OORSCHOT
Community News

Geelong to stop and honour this Remembrance Day

RESIDENTS across Geelong will stop what they’re doing at 11am on Saturday, November 11 to remember those who gave their lives in times of war and conflict as part of Remembrance Day.

From Geelong Times

RSL Queensland State President, Major General Stephen Day DSC AM.

Remember to Remember on November 11th

RSL Queensland is calling on all Queenslanders to Remember to Remember on Saturday 11 November, with a minute’s silence at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to honour the service and sacrifice of our fallen service personnel.

From Australian Seniors

The RAAF Fly Past at the 2022 Remembrance Day Service. Photo: Marian Sampson

Remembrance Day Raymond Terrace

REMEMBRANCE Day, marking the end of fighting on the Western Front on November 11, 1918, is an opportunity to stop, take stock and reflect on the contribution of Australia’s servicemen and women.

From News of the Area

The Ipswich War Museum continues to see growth of local war memorabilia now housing 1,834 pieces.

Ipswich War Museum continues to see growth of local war memorabilia

The Ipswich RSL Sub Branch war museum resides within the walls of Soldiers Memorial Hall, a meaningful repository of history and architectural landmark of profound significance to the local community since the opening of its doors in 1921.

From Ipswich News