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Anzac Day 2015 in Sydney

Last week, Sydney got hit by the “storm of this century”. Extremely heavy rain – 255mm over three days, or almost exactly twice the average for the entire month of April – combined with flooding and winds of over 130km/h to cause eight deaths, thousands of fallen trees and untold millions of dollars of damage. 973 more words

Bomber Command

ANZAC commemoration @MHS

“Two days after being introduced to the trenches, we are quite used to the work and noise … If a shell strikes your portion of the trench you are lucky to get off, but you keep on with your job and hope that the next will not be so near.” These words were written by then Captain Langley who would survive Gallipoli and go on to be principal of Melbourne High School. 80 more words

Blogs Close To Home

Commemorating events of war.

In commemorating events of war in the manner we do we are crystallising in our psyche the cult of war instead of emphasising the need for finding peaceful solutions to all conflicts.


ANZAC - for my Grandad

Every ANZAC day I think of You; I remember you getting up at some god forsaken hour, ironing your ‘tweeds’, getting your medals together and heading off to the local RSA, ready for the dawn parade. 142 more words

Good Stuff

In Celebration of Mark's Gospel

Almighty God, by the hand of Mark the evangelist you have given to your Church the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God: We thank you for this witness, and pray that we may be firmly grounded in its truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 1,394 more words

N. T. Wright

Lest We Forget

ANZAC. Five letters that contribute so greatly to the Australian identity. I recently had the opportunity to visit the Gallipoli Peninsula and it impacted upon me more than I could have guessed. 344 more words


Glasgow University's Gallipoli

By Dr Jen Novotny, Research Assistant, Glasgow University’s Great War Project

25 April 2015 marks the centenary of the first landings at the Gallipoli peninsula. 3,093 more words