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 series of historical booklets are in production. The first two in a series of four have been distributed on Anzac Day Parades and to Brisbane schools/community organisations through the network of Brisbane City Council wards. They can also be found digitally at the following link;

Student & Teacher Resources

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

http://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government