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The ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland accepts a responsibility towards the youth of today, that through educational resources, we can instil in them a pride in their heritage and a better understanding of the sacrifices made by the brave young men who landed at Gallipoli and those who followed their example in later conflicts.

Student Perspectives 2015


"The 100th year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings will always be a very special place in the hearts and minds of two lucky outback children.

Aiden Webster and Grace Peskett both from Cunnamulla south-west Queensland entered an ANZAC research and essay competition through the Paroo Shire Council Cunnamulla Library. Librarian Tammy Hickey assisted by teacher Marg McLaren saw this competition as a way to teach the younger generation all about the courage and sacrifices of our soldiers during a time when the world was at war.

 Students were asked to research the events that led up to the legend of the ANZACs to complete a quiz and write a 200 word essay on "What ANZAC Day means to me". Aiden and Grace were judged the winners and the fact they had very strong family ties to the First World War showed that passion flowed through their entries. A trip to Brisbane was the prize. And what a prize it was! With the help of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland the students were able to attend the Brisbane Dawn Service and lay a wreath before witnessing just how we honour our fallen and those who continue to support the freedom once fought for.

 Extras on the trip included attending the Cosentino show at QPAC and meeting him after the show; enjoying Cirque Du Soleil; a lunch time river cruise; a tour of State Library's Distant Lines exhibition including a white gloves tour of war memorabilia; and to top it off; a visit to Amberley Aviation Heritage display.

 Aiden and Grace met so many inspiring people during their Brisbane visit and will take many long lasting and cherished memories back to their family, friends and community in Cunnamulla."

Tammy Hickey
Cunnamulla Librarian
25 April 2015


-- What ANZAC Day Means to Me -- Essay 1
-- What ANZAC Day Means to Me -- Essay 2

In Pictures --

Photo---> Aiden and Grace with ADCC President Arthur Burke OAM
Photo--> Aiden and Grace after Wreath Laying

War and Identity  -- Visit our award-winning History and Education website War and Identity. Please browse the contents. Your feedback is welcome.

Memorials -- Learn about some of the many memorials erected in Australia and other countries honouring Australian service personnel.

Medals - A display of some of the medals awarded to Australian service personnel.

Classroom Activities - A selection of activities for upper primary and secondary pupils. The activities are broadly designed to allow pupils to examine and comment on the circumstances surrounding Australia's involvement in conflicts.

Useful Local Contacts and Resources - Information to assist students with research for projects and assignments on memorials.

An Introduction to ANZAC Day for Early Childhood - Aims at assisting Early Childhood teachers to instil an understanding of ANZAC Day in their pupils.

A is for ANZACs - A web based adaptation of Matt Anderson's children's book. 

Maps - A collection of maps relevant to campaigns in which ANZACs were involved.

Traditions, Facts and Folklore - A web based adaptation of the publication ANZAC Day - Traditions, Facts and Folklore.

The ANZAC Quiz  - A selection of questions and answers on the topic of ANZAC.



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