Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first key military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It is a day for all Australian and New Zealand citizens to commemorate those men, women, and animals who have lost their lives in the military and peacekeeping operations in which we have been involved.
We have set up some interactive and engaging displays in the iCentre to involve students and staff in commemorating Anzac Day. These displays include artifacts provided by the Kedron Wavell RSL Sub-branch, which you can see below. The College has a liaison relationship with the sub-branch that has enriched our knowledge and community involvement in the commemoration ceremonies and other important local RSL initiatives.
We have set up a picture book display, which includes posters with information on:
- Australian War Brides
- Junior Red Cross
- Australian War Nurses
- Australian Women’s Land Army
There is also an interactive Wall of Honour display where you can come down and share your family history. Discover your Anzac ancestry using the below websites:
- Australian War Memorial
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Defence and war service records
- DVA’s Nominal Rolls
The Australian War Memorial
Another avenue we promote for students and staff to learn more about Australia’s involvement in World War I is the Australian War Memorial. Because many may find it difficult to visit the site in Canberra to view the collections, the War Memorial complements its service to the Australian community with its website. This Anzac Day the memorial invites Australians to visit this amazing site to view selections from the extensive museum and archives and to commemorate the men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
Come down to the iCentre this week to engage with our displays. Lest we forget.