Anzac Day 25 April is Australia’s national day to recognise all military personnel who have served our country over more than a century. Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Alison Frame said this year Australians will commemorate the 108th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings at home, in the community, and overseas.
The Australian War Memorial is marking the 10 year anniversary of the daily Last Post Ceremony, held in the Commemorative Area.
At this time of the year, with Anzac Day fast approaching, many people’s thoughts turn to those who fought for our freedom and paid the ultimate price.
Amongst the fallen were young men from our own community.
Preparations are underway for Anzac Day commemorations to be held in Narrabri later this month. On Tuesday, maintenance work was carried out at the Maitland Street memorial. The light columns were opened up, cobwebs removed and the lighting in the 11 towers cleaned.
Ahead of Anzac Day on 25 April, community members are invited to join Moonee Valley City Council in honouring the Anzacs at a commemoration ceremony on Sunday, 23 April at 3pm at the Queens Park Cenotaph in Moonee Ponds.
One of two surviving veterans of Australia’s only all-Indigenous military unit joined the Torres Strait Islands community and Australian Army members on Thursday Island on 17 March to mark the 80th anniversary of the unit's formation.
A group of 25 Vietnam veterans from across the country visited the Seymour Vietnam Veterans Walk on Friday, March 24.
A war memorial commemorating the contributions and sacrifices made by the Sikh soldiers in epochal moments of military history, including World War I & II, Gallipoli, and Saragarhi, has been unveiled in Sydney's Glenwood.
Two half-brothers who fought in the First World War now have a permanent recognition of their life and service, more than a century after they returned home.
In collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing, the ACN Foundation is calling for family, friends and colleagues to share stories and reflections of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA and the 21 nurses who lost their lives at the Bangka Island Massacre in 1942 in one of the worst atrocities of World War II.
He was tall, handsome and good enough to play rugby union for NSW and could have been a successful doctor if he hadn’t been shot down by a Japanese pilot near Darwin in 1943.
Ray Thorold-Smith is credited with downing at least five German aircraft and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
In the early 1940s, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people could not enter a pub, they were not paid a fair wage, and they were not counted in the Commonwealth census.
A MEMORIAL service for prisoners of war who died on death marches in the Borneo jungle during the Second World War was held in Strathdale on Sunday.
One Surf Beach woman is on a mission to curate a very special dawn memorial this Anzac Day – and your empty jam jars could help. In remembrance of the about 500 Eurobodalla Shire men who served in
In November 1916, digger James Leslie Robinson was a stretcher bearer and ambulance driver during the chaotic and bloody Battle of the Somme. At just 20 years old, he was a long way from his home i
The Tocumwal War Memorial Hall is getting a facelift - possibly its first since it was built in approximately 1927 to commemorate the soldiers of the area who served in WWI
On the moonless night of February 10, 1964, aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne sent a signal to Fleet Headquarters in Sydney, which read only ‘Voyager is sunk’. The ship had collided
Applications are now open for the inaugural $10,000 Anzac Memorial Trustees Military History Prize – a new annual award within the prestigious NSW Premier’s History Awards.
Cronulla RSL will host a special service to commemorate National Day for War Animals on Friday 24th February in the Club’s memorial garden at 10am.
A dedicated amateur historian has devoted years to finding and recording the stories of German and Italian prisoners of war held in a forest camp south of Perth during World War II.
The unveiling of a commemorative seat at Mornington Memorial Park at 11am on Monday 23 January marks the 81st anniversary of the largest loss of life in Australian maritime history, when the Montevideo Maru was sunk in the Pacific during World War II.
Hurstbridge’s Lone Pine, stolen on Monday night from Anzac Memorial Park in Main Road, has been recovered. The tree was yesterday found intact, dumped in a skip bin behind the shops, and has been taken to Edendale Community Environment Farm where nursery staff will assess its health.
On New Year’s Day 1946, Captain William ‘Bill’ Dunstan penned another long letter to his family. “To-day is the beginning of another year away from you – the last, I hope. It has been a long time now and I have just about had enough of the army.” By that time, Bill had not seen his home or family for five and a half years.
A campaign to prevent a coveted Victoria Cross (VC) medal from being sent overseas has been launched. The rare medal was awarded to RAF Squadron Leader Arthur Scarf, who in 1941 landed his plane despite being mortally wounded by machine gun fire following a near-suicidal raid.