ANZAC Day 2017

On the 25th of April 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the beaches of Gallipoli in the First World War. Today, we acknowledge ANZAC day as a time for national remembrance and reflection to commemorate those who served or continue to serve in the Australian armed forces.

There are a wealth of resources available from QUT Library if you want to know more about ANZAC day and the legacy it has created, take a look at some of the videos we’ve selected below:

Making It Right: To mark Anzac Day, Kris Flanders travels to Adelaide and meets Indigenous war veterans who talk about entitlements and what it was like fighting on the front line

Anzac secrets: Many men and women came home from Gallipoli, put their medals away and tried to erase painful memories by not talking about them

Recognising the role of women in the Australian Defence Force: When Australia commemorates the Anzac centenary this weekend, most of the tributes will be paid to the thousands of men who died fighting

Anzac Day

1000 Poppies, Kelvin Grove Library.

1000 Poppies, Kelvin Grove Library.

 

The 25th April is the anniversary of ANZAC troops landing on the beaches of Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces.

Kelvin Grove Library has made a stunning display on Level 3 near the Library Helpdesk featuring a flood of poppies hand-sewn by librarians and friends from the community. The books on display are available for loan and will be replenished each day.

If you would like to know more about Anzac Day, why not visit the Australian War Memorial website or watch a documentary on one of our online streaming services?