Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans

Frontier Wars March, Canberra ACT, Anzac Day, 25 April 2024

2024-04-17T10:00:54+10:00April 16th, 2024|

The annual Frontier Wars March will be held again near the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT on Anzac Day, 25 April 2024. If you are on the News page, click the headline for the poster advertising the event and for contact details.

More calls for Australia’s frontier wars to be remembered

2023-04-26T11:11:15+10:00April 26th, 2023|

As Aaron Smith writes in The Guardian, unofficial recognition has been growing of those killed on Australian soil in colonial frontier conflicts, but official commemoration is still being debated. Read more in Aaron Smith's story on 24 April 2023: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/apr/24/calls-grow-for-australias-frontier-wars-to-be-remembered-on-anzac-day Chair of the Council of the Australian War Memorial [...]

Calls to reinvent Anzac Day to Remember Frontier Conflicts

2021-04-28T17:16:22+10:00April 21st, 2021|

Many Australians are calling for Anzac Day to be reinvented as attendances at services have plummeted in recent years, so writes Romain Fathi of Flinders University today (21 April 2021) in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/crowds-at-dawn-services-have-plummeted-in-recent-years-its-time-to-reinvent-anzac-day-157313? While big crowds at Anzac Day services a few years ago may have been partly [...]

Australian War Memorial to broadcast Anzac Day ceremony to the nation

2020-03-25T11:32:16+11:00March 25th, 2020|

Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, Anzac Day, 25 April 2020, will not include commemorations in which the public take part in person. Instead the Australian War Memorial will broadcast a private ceremony to be held at 5.30 am in the Commemorative Area and Hall of Memory. Read more about the [...]

‘Remarkable’ Indigenous diggers take the lead on Anzac Day at last

2017-12-06T02:25:34+11:00November 6th, 2017|

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women veterans march together for the first time in the Anzac Day march, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 25 April 2017. Photo: Jane Morrison NITV 25 April 2017 https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2017/04/25/remarkable-indigenous-diggers-take-lead-anzac-day-last

Frontier Wars wing needed

2022-10-05T15:25:37+11:00November 6th, 2017|

A Frontier Wars wing at the Australian War Memorial would help improve the perceptions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have of themselves, would fundamentally change the distorted perception many Australians have of our history, and would potentially change the relationship between First Peoples and other Australians. An opinion [...]

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