The Anzac Centenary Unit, The Australian War Memorial (AWM) and The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) have launched various initiatives to mark 100 years since our nation's involvement in the war. Similarly, the State Library of Queensland has numerous initiatives relating to the Anzac centenary.
State Library of Queensland
Several of The Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 recipients have showcased their journeys through Gallipoli and the Western Front in the Voices from Afar installation at the State Library of Queensland, as part of the
Distant Lines First World War Exhibition.
All of the seventy 2015 winners, their parents and the tour chaperones were invited to attend the opening event at the State Library of Queensland.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation recently published an article on the
Voices from Afar installation in July 2015. The exhibition is open at the State Library until 15 November 2015.
Eight recipients of The Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 also participated in a two-day Young Historian's Workshop at the State Library of Queensland in September 2015.
The students learnt about, and accessed the wide variety of collections and sources of heritage material and historical context, that is available to the public at the library. They worked with mentors from the library as they undertook their own research, exploring the library and its resources.
The students particularly enjoyed the 'white gloves' experience that they were privileged to undertake as part of the workshop.
Anzac Centenary website details the latest news, governance, events and grants regarding the Anzac Centenary during 2014–2018.
Anzac Centenary Queensland
The Queensland Government encourages Queenslanders to commemorate the service and sacrifice of men and women during the First World War. For information regarding events and projects, please visit the
Anzac Centenary Queensland.
The Australian War Memorial (AWM)
Primary school students can get involved in the Roll of Honour Soundscape project. Through the Remember Me voice recording application students can record the name and age of the 62,000 Australians who died during the First World War. These voice recordings will be played in the First World War section of the Cloisters in the Memorial's Commemorative Area.
Commemorative Crosses Project involves Australian school children writing messages of hope and thanks on small wooden crosses. The AWM will arrange for crosses to be laid throughout the Centenary 2014-2018 on overseas war graves and memorials where Australian servicemen and women are buried. You can see more information about this initiative via their
webpage or via the
photographs of the Commemorative Crosses Project.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
The Anzac Portal: Education and Community Awareness for the Anzac Centenary 2014–2018 is a resource for those wishing to learn more about Australia's experience of war. Students and teachers can utilise the educational
resources, school based
curriculum units developed by the DVA.
Comprehensive resource packs of publications and classroom materials from the DVA have already been distributed to all primary and secondary schools around Australia. These resources are also available in electronic format via the