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Anzac Day 25th April

Brownies outside the Glen Forrest Octagonal Hall 1954

On 25 April 1915, 16,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at what is now known as Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, in Turkey. By the end of the day more than 2000 ANZACs had died or been wounded with a similar number of Turkish casualties.

By December 2015 all the forces had left the beach but 8,709 Australian, 2,779 New Zealanders as well as British, French, and Turkish soldiers had died.

Many of the surviving soldiers were sent to the Western Front.

Many Australian organisations began fund raising events which included patriotic displays.

The Federal Government recognised the significance of the Gallipoli campaign and named 25 April as ANZAC Day to honour the fallen. As a result of this the first Anzac Day Ceremonies were held in 1916, a year after the beach landing at Gallipoli.

Marches were held in Australia, New Zealand and London.

Wooroloo Anzac Day March 1960s

Glen Forrest Anzac Day March 1953


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