Standing in front of Memorial Corowa
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Corowa War Memorial Cenotaph restored

Federation Council and the Corowa RSL Sub Branch have partnered together to restore the Corowa War Memorial Cenotaph, just in time for the centenary celebration and ceremony scheduled for Saturday, September 10.

From Mirage News

Taree War Memorial Clock
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Call for information for Taree War Memorial Clock

Do you know any Aboriginal service personnel from the Taree area? The Taree RSL Sub-branch is asking locals to help them add missing names to the Taree War Memorial Clock.

From Midcoast Council

Students pose next to a tree they planted at Scotsburn primary school, in Victoria Australia, June 20, 2022
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Turkish-Australian ties grow on trees from Gallipoli

Pine cones brought from Turkey by Anzac soldiers find new life as trees symbolising the Turkish-Australian friendship cemented after World War I in a new campaign aiming to raise awareness among Australian students

From Daily Sabah

The red cricket ball in Waller’s naval gunner’s window at the Australian War memorial. Photo: AWM

War windows throw light on a forgotten artist

When the 2022 Napier Waller Art Prize winner is announced at Parliament House on June 23, many may wonder who Napier Waller was, but with the publication of Jan William Smith’s new book, “The Glass Cricket Ball”, that question is well and truly answered.

Walter Williams
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War hero’s final victory

Second World War veteran and Japanese prisoner of war (POW), Walter ‘Wal’ Williams OAM has passed away, aged 99.

From Northern Beaches Advocate

commemoration of Aboriginal and Islander war veterans in Gympie's Memorial Park.284837_01

Veterans’ reconciliation

The once unrecognised Aboriginal and Islander heroes of Australia’s wartime efforts have become part of the Anzac legend and more recently a prominent part of Gympie’s history.

(l-r) Able Seaman Zachary Duke, Leading Aircraftwoman Caylee Wallis and Private Wayne Fourmile from Australia’s Federation Guard at the Australian High Commission in London during preparation for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Guard member’s journey of a lifetime

Standing in uniform on the steps of the large entrance to St Paul’s Cathedral in London, is a long way from Perth for Australia’s Federation Guard member Caylee Wallis.

Commanding Officers of No. 460, 462 and 464 Squadrons, alongside World War Two veterans at the Bomber Command Commemorative Day Wreath Laying Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Modern Air Force pays respect to our heritage

Members of the public and serving personnel attended the Bomber Command Commemorations to pay tribute to those aviators who made the supreme sacrifice, and to all those men and women who served in Bomber Command, to ensure that their magnificent deeds in the 1939 – 1945 conflict are never forgotten.

Frances Visini and Pamela Tapim went to school together on Thursday Island. Photo: Courtesy Pamela Tapim and Frances Visini
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A lasting friendship

Born and raised on Thursday Island, the two Torres Strait Islander women went to school together before joining the Royal Australian Navy in the 1970s, forging a friendship that continues to this day.

From Australian War Memorial

Sedoi Harvey served in the Australian Army for more than 20 years. Photo: Courtesy Defence

Sedoi Harvey: a life of service

Growing up in Townsville in the 1970s, Sedoi Harvey would often see soldiers.

Seeing them around town, in the movies, and on her television screen at home, she was inspired to join the army. She would go on to serve in the Australian Army for more than 20 years.

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, No. 30029617 Otto Stiehl’s photographic study of Private Roland Carter, 51st Battalion, at Wünsdorf-Zossen in 1918. Bpk/ Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, No. 30029617.

Under the Kaiser's Crescent Moon

A large wooden mosque that once stood 40 kilometres south of Berlin illustrated the global reach of the First World War

Lieutenant Amy Hannigan will play a key role in the dawn service at the war memorial in her home town of Quorn.
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Excited to take part in Anzac Day ceremony

With a population of less than 1500, the town of Quorn, South Australia, is fondly called home by one Army officer. Lieutenant Amy Hannigan, of Headquarters 17th Brigade, will return to Quorn for Anzac Day this year, commemorating its history in conflicts.

From Defence News

Lest we forget: Stanhope RSL secretary George Gemmill and Stanhope and District Development Committee president Glenda Cowie at the Stanhope mural being painted by artist Tim Bowtell.

Mural a memorial to war tragedy

A large mural depicting a World War II maritime tragedy which touched the lives of Stanhope people has been completed in the town. The mural tells the story of the Montevideo Maru, a prisoner-of-war ship that was accidentally sunk by the Allies in 1942. The full story about what happened did not emerge until after the war.

Nephew of Ordinary Seaman the late Edward 'Teddy' Sheean VC, Gary Ivory, watches Chief Petty Officer Kerrin Lyon steer the submarine HMAS Sheean during a sea ride. Photo: Leading Seaman Daniel Goodman

Submarine sea ride an honour for family

Family members of Victoria Cross for Australia recipient Ordinary Seaman the late Edward 'Teddy' Sheean have experienced life at sea in the Royal Australian Navy submarine named after him.

They had a sea ride in HMAS Sheean in the Bass Strait on April 7, departing from Low Head on Tasmania’s north coast.

ANZAC Day Services
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Thousands to flock to ANZAC Day services

Thousands of Central Coast residents are expected to participate in ANZAC services across the region on April 25, with a late change to Gosford services due to recent heavy rains.

From Community Coast News