Welcome to the ANZAC website
Throughout our military history, Australians have earned a reputation for their gallantry and courage under terrible conditions. Nearly 8000 men died in the Dardanelles campaign; 800 at Lone Pine. In total, of the Australian population of just 5 million, 300,000 young men went to the Great War - all by their own volition. Of those, 60,000 died and 156,000 were wounded or taken prisoner.
Few Australian families were left untouched by the events of World War I - most had lost a father, son, daughter, brother, sister or friend.
Australians have been involved in a long list of military campaigns over the years. From the Colonial wars to the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, Malayan Emergency, Borneo, and the Indonesia Confrontation, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq, Australians have shown they are prepared to defend the right for freedom and democracy. Australia has also had peacekeepers in the field with the United Nations continuously for over 50 years. In Indonesia in 1947, Australians were part of the very first group of UN military observers anywhere in the world, and were, in fact, the first into the field.
It is those men and women that have died and suffered during the course of these campaigns that we honour. And it is in honour of these citizens that the State Government created the ANZAC Day Working Group to implement initiatives that would keep the spirit of these men and women alive to future generations of Australians.
This website contains information and resources for all Western Australians about ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day Commemorations and Traditions that we can embrace so we may never forget the sacrifices made by our men and women in the service of this great country. It features a comprehensive list of Western Australian War Memorials and information and resources for use in schools.
By keeping the ANZAC flame alive, we remember the many soldiers, sailors, airmen nurses and other service personnel who have helped shape Australia's identity. They taught us priceless lessons about courage, resilience, self-belief and mateship. They taught us that ordinary people are far from ordinary. These are the lessons we all endeavor to take with us, to never forget. We take honour in remembering these great Australians today and always.
Lest We Forget
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