2014-2018 Centenary Events in Australia
There will be events specifically arranged to mark the centenary of the First World War in Australia.
- ANZAC Centenary Australian Government website
- ANZAC Day Events in Belgium & France
- Centenary at the Australian War Memorial
- Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial
- Women of Empire Travelling Exhibition 2016-2019
- WW1 Archives' Programme
ANZAC Centenary - 100 Years of ANZAC
Information about the events and ceremonies organised to mark the centenary on the official Australian Government website:
ANZAC Day Events in Belgium & France
For details of events arranged to commemorate Anzac Day on the Western Front (Polygon Wood, Bullecourt and Villers Bretonneux) you can visit the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs:
Website: www.dva.gov.au Anzac Day Ceremonies Overseas
Centenary at the Australian War Memorial
The AWM is commemorating the centenary of the First World War with a major redevelopment of its First World War exhibition galleries. Throughout the centenary there will be events and public programs. For information to commemorate the centenary, find out how you can participate, and to get up to date news you can visit this website:
Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial
Every year on 11 November Australians observe one minute's silence in memory of those who served in all wars and conflicts. A ceremony is held at the War Memorial in Canberra each year. For details about the ceremony, timings and tickets visit the website:
Website: www.awm.gov.au Remembrance
WW1 Archives' Programme
Our/Your War Stories
Collections in the New South Wales State Library, brought together in themes to reflect Australia's experience of war. Themes include daily life at the fighting front, love and friendship, children in war, and entertainment for the troops. The collections of archive material include diaries, letters, newspapers, posters and photographs.
The library is interested to hear from anyone who may be able to add to the collection or can give additional detail to the stories, photos and mementoes already held there. See the website to find out more about the collections and how you can contribute.
Women of Empire Travelling Exhibition
The Women of Empire exhibition pays tribute to the women of the First World War. It features the lives of thirty women. From 2016 the exhibition also features women from India, Canada, South Africa. The exhibition was officially launched at the National Wood Museum in Geelong, Victoria. Curator of the exhibition is Fiona Baverstock.
For venues and exhibition dates in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere visit the website:
Telephone: +61 3 54 68 7418
The Australian Remembrance Trail: France and Belgium
Australian visitors may be interested to see a website established by the Australian Government which provides information about the major sites to visit in France and Belgium where the Australian forces fought and where they are commemorated.
Website: www.ww1westernfront.gov.au Australian Remembrance Trail