Anzac Day

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 [...]

Push for frontier wars commemoration at Australian War Memorial

2020-03-25T11:38:34+11:00March 25th, 2020|

On 22 November 2019, when Dr Brendan Nelson was still Director of the Australian War Memorial (AWM), many organisations and members of the public called for Australia's 'frontier wars' to be recognised as part of the $500 million expansion of the AWM. Read more at: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6506929/support-for-frontier-wars-commemoration-in-awm-public-consultation/  It remains to [...]

Anzac Day: Freedom means Australia should face up to the truth of its past–Richard Flanagan reflects on the meaning of Anzac Day

2018-04-25T11:22:36+10:00April 25th, 2018|

"Lest We Forget The Frontier Wars"–banners and placards recall conflicts between colonists and Australia's First Peoples on the colonial frontier, Frontier Wars March, Anzac Parade, Reid, Canberra, 25 April 2018. Photo: Jane Morrison If Anzac Day is about Australian servicemen and women fighting in overseas wars to protect [...]

Reminder: Frontier Wars March, Anzac Parade, Canberra, Anzac Day, 25 April 2018

2018-04-17T08:28:35+10:00April 17th, 2018|

On Anzac Day, 25 April 2017, Aboriginal people laid wreathes commemorating the fallen in the frontier wars at the Stone of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Canberra. Photo: Jane Morrison REMINDER/Media Alert Invitation to join  2018 Frontier Wars March on Anzac Day When: Gather at 9.30 am Wednesday 25 [...]

Aboriginal Tent Embassy camp shines light on frontier wars

2018-04-17T06:56:25+10:00April 17th, 2018|

  Sovereignty sign, Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra, Australia, 2017. Despite the invasion of their lands, killings, massacres and dispossession since 1788, First Nations have never ceded their sovereignty. Photo Jane Morrison A camp at the Embassy is expected to host 100 or more visitors who will take part in [...]

Frontier Wars March, Anzac Day, 25 April 2018

2018-04-15T00:26:09+10:00April 15th, 2018|

Frontier Wars March, Canberra, 25 April 2017 Photo: Jane Morrison The Frontier Wars March, an annual event since 2011, will be held again on Anzac Parade, Reid, Canberra, Australia on Anzac Day, 25 April 2018.   Invitation to Join the 2018 Frontier Wars March on Anzac Day  When: [...]

Frontier Wars making news again in lead up to Anzac Day

2018-04-09T22:58:16+10:00April 9th, 2018|

  On Anzac Day, 25 April 2017, after the National Anzac Day Commemoration Ceremony, First Nations people laid wreathes, commemorating the fallen in the frontier wars, at the Stone of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Canberra. Photo: Jane Morrison The Victorian government and the Returned Services League (RSL), are [...]

‘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 Commemoration and March, Anzac Day, Canberra, 25 April 2017

2017-12-06T02:39:36+11:00November 6th, 2017|

The annual Frontier Wars Commemoration and March will take place in Canberra on 25 April 2017. To join the peaceful, respectful march to commemorate those who gave their lives in Australia's colonial frontier conflicts, assemble at the bottom of Anzac Parade from 9.00 am. For those interested in the Aboriginal [...]