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Anzac Day- Australian War Memorial site

Centenary of Anzac Dayresources from Department of Veterans' Affairs website

What is Anzac Day? Brief explanation from Anzac Day Commemoration website

Interactive resources on Anzac Day Commemoration Committee website

A is for Anzacs online version of the book by Matt Anderson

Anzac Day Traditions, Facts and Folklore- explanation of different traditions and symbols associated with Anzac Day

The Anzac Day Tradition- Australian War Memorial
Dawn of the Legend- Australian War Memorial

Anzac Memories- from Trenches on the Web
History of the dawn Service- Department of Veterans' Affairs
Anzac Spirit- Wikipedia

Anzac memories- letters from Francis James Mack
Simpson and His Donkey- Australian War Memorial

ABC Anzac Day website- 3D re-enactment of Anzac landing and more

Mrs Trimper used to teach at Kempsey West and her uncle was a prisoner of war in Changi and this newspaper article tells his story:

Dick Johnson's Story (pdf, 180 KB)

 Her grandfather, Harry Keith Coward,  fought in World War 1, and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and then the Military Cross.


For teachers:
Many teaching resources and activities can be found on the Anzac Day Commemoration Committee website, including worksheets, craft activities, interactives, poems, music, ceremony, etc. Also activities for Early Childhood.
Here they Come: A Day to Remember- online book for Satge 1 and 2 that can be downloaded as pdf, has teaching activities

Make Your Own Poppy- instructions from Australian War Memorial
Organising a Commemorative Ceremony- Department of Veterans' Affairs, downloads and information, also commemorative music to download

slouch hat


(updated 30/03/2016)