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  • Thiepval - Battle of the Somme Centenary - An image of a cross in a field

    The Battle of the Somme took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916. It was one of the largest battles of the First World War, in which more tha...

December 2015

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  • Group portrait of unidentified officers and crew of the RAN light cruiser HMAS Sydney after the successful action against the Italian Cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni on 19 July 1940

    On 19 November 1941, the HMAS Sydney [II] was sunk in combat alongside the German auxiliary cruiser HSK Kormoran.

    None of the Sydney’s 645 p...

  • Sergeant Pilot George Hale of 77SQN after a brush with MiG Fighters over North Korea

    On this day 65 years ago, No 77 Squadron (77SQN) of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flew in support of Australian ground troops for the first...

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  • The Royal Australian Navy celebrated the 100th anniversary of the arrival into Sydney of its first submarines, HMA Ships AE1 and AE2 with a commemorat...

April 2014

  • A wreath of poppies in the foreground and a group of people dressed in black in the background.

    Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, Senator the Hon Mic...

  • National Anzac Centre, Albany. Courtesy of City of Albany - Lee Grifith
    The National Anzac Centre, Albany, is Australia’s foremost museum dedicated solely to honouring the Anzacs of the First World War.
  • 100 years of Anzac. The spirit Lives. 2014-2018.

    The Anzac Centenary is about respectfully honouring the men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform, while creating a lasting legacy for all A...

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  • Government's response to the report of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board on a program of initiatives to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.
    On 21 April 2013, the then Government released the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board Report to Government and announced that it would accept all of the B...

April 2012

  • The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is providing up to $125,000 to each electorate to enable and empower communities across Australia to comme...