2014-2018 Centenary Events in Australia
There will be events specifically arranged to mark the centenary of the First World War in Australia.
- Centenary at the Australian War Memorial
- WW1 Archives' Programme
- ANZAC Day Events in Belgium & France
Centenary at the Australian War Memorial
The AWM will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War with a major redevelopment of its First World War exhibition galleries. 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:
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.
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
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