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The first Anzac Day, 1916

The first Anzac Day 25 April 1916 April 25 was officially named ‘Anzac Day’ by Acting Prime Minister Alexander Pearce in 1916.  The day was to be a commemoration of the Gallipoli landing [1] to honour those who had served in that campaign.[2] Each state planned a wide...

In Remembrance

How did the people of NSW commemorate those who fought and died in the War? After the conclusion of World War I the people of New South Wales looked for ways to remember those who had died. Metropolitan suburbs and small country towns planned a variety of memorials, ranging from carillons to rotundas, gates and statues.