This aromatic, perennial herb has become a symbol of Australia's commemorative day for a number of reasons.
Native to the Mediterranean region, Rosemary has long been associated with the dead. Found all over the Gallipoli Peninsular, today it holds special significance for Australians. Read more
April 25, 1915 marks the day Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey which started the first major military action fought by the Australia and New Zealand services during World War One.
The goal of the intervention was to clear a passage through the Dardanelles for the allied navies to access and capture Constantinople (now Istanbul) which was the capital of the Ottoman Empire and an ally of Germany.Read more
As part of Reconciliation Week, the military service of Australia’s Indigenous armed forces was acknowledged at the Indigenous Veterans’ Ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance at ANZAC Square on May 31. Read more
Anzac Square, in Brisbane, is Queensland’s pre-eminent war memorial, commemorating the contribution of Australian armed forces and particularly, the service of Queensland’s men and womenRead more
After four years of bloodshed and bombardment, peace descended eerily on Europe’s Western Front at 11am on November 11, 1918.
It was the moment the armistice came into effect – an agreement among Germany and the Allied Powers of France, Great Britain and the USA to end the First World War.
Australia’s proud military heritage began with the arrival of three companies of marines with the first fleet. Our heritage, customs, traditions and discipline can be traced back to this time.Read more