What is ANZAC Day?

Our Local Heroes Exhibition
March 30, 2018
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June 15, 2018
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What is ANZAC Day?

As we edge closer to the 25th April, ANZAC Day, we should remember what this day means.  On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day. ​The Australian and New Zealand troops landed to the north of the British and French at what became known as Anzac Cove. The men consequently became known as Anzacs.​ The date 25 April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916; in that year it was marked by a wide variety of ceremonies and services in Australia and New Zealand, including a commemorative march through London involving Australian and New Zealand troops.

The Altona-Laverton Historical Society has endeavored to unearth the stories of military persons from our area and celebrate our LOCAL HEROES. The exhibition will run from April 3rd until the end of June at the Altona Homestead.

 

Lest We Forget.