Tuesday 25th April commemorates the day the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed in Gallipoli in 1915. The ANZAC troops earned a reputation for their courage and resilience in the face of many hardships, and what became known as the ‘ANZAC spirit’ became an important part of our national identity.
Since it became a public holiday in 1920, ANZAC day has broadened to become a memorial day honouring the courage and sacrifice of all who served in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100+ years.
We also pay homage to the thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service personnel, known as Black Diggers, who were respected and treated as equals on the battlefield but had a very different experience when they returned to Australia.
The Kelvin Grove Curriculum Collection on Level 4 of Kelvin Grove Library has a selection of resources on display for ANZAC Day. You are welcome to borrow any items from the display to discover some fascinating stories and courageous first-hand accounts for yourself.
We also have a variety of documentaries and dramatizations of the ANZAC story available on our video streaming service, Kanopy, available from the Library Databases page. Simply search ‘ANZAC’ in the search box to find our selection.
Lest we forget.