History

 

Anzac Day – 25 April – is arguably Australia’s most important national day. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

“On the 10 January 1916, the Anzac Day Commemoration Committee was formed as a citizen’s committee by a mass meeting of people of Brisbane and appointed to make arrangements for, and carry out, the celebration of ANZAC Day as a gift of the people to commemorate the fallen, remember the wounded and recognise the courage of Australia’s servicemen.”

 

 

A wealth of information relating to Anzac history can be found on the Anzac Centenary website of the Queensland Government;