Mar 30, 2009

ANZAC Day 25th April, 2009.

The Sam Merrifield Library will be hosting an author talk by Dr Marina Larsson. Shattered Anzacs: living with the scars of war tells the untold story of thousands of Australian families who welcomed home disabled soldiers after the First World War. In 2008 Marina Larsson received the Australian Historical Association's biennial Serle Award for the best postgraduate thesis in Australian History. To book for this free talk on Thursday April 23rd, at 7pm Call 8325 1950

To find out more about the significance of ANZAC Day to learn more about the customs and traditions that have developed since the 25th April was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916, visit the Australian War Memorial Canberra website

The Returned and Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch) holds a number of activities on ANZAC Day throughout the State of Victoria to commemorate the men and women who fought and risked their lives to protect Australia.

Beverley Broadbent recalls how when at boarding school she and her classmates had to visit mentally ill war veterans at the Anzac Hostel in Brighton the story 'Harrowing stories of the Anzacs left out of the legend' can be viewed online at the Age Newspaper

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