April 24, 2008

Anzac Day Sources, comprehensive

Anzac Day Sources, comprehensive
Dear all, you are welcome to view this update from the NZHistory.net.nz newsletter, 24 April 2008 of which I am a subscriber.
ANZAC Day is this Friday (tomorrow). Schools here currently have a holiday for two weeks which is great. To see my post on this from this time in 2007 which reviews some additional great sources, search "anzac" in the search archives field at top right of blog. Kind regards, Helena

Military Mascots
New Zealanders have one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world.
Wartime was no different. Take a tour through this menagerie of military
mascots - dogs, cats, donkeys, monkeys, pigs, goats and birds. There's
the famous white bull terrier Major 'Major', along with the less
well-known - but very cute - slow lauris adopted by the 1RNZIR in
Borneo. See them all here:

Check out the range of Anzac Day material available through Ministry for
Culture and Heritage websites:

Anzac Day (www.nzhistory.net.nz/node/101).
History of the day and the Anzac tradition.

Gallipoli Campaign (www.nzhistory.net.nz/node/711).
Discover how British (including New Zealand) and French forces battled
the Ottoman Empire - modern Turkey - for control of the Gallipoli
peninsula for nine months in 1915.

Memorials Register (www.nzhistory.net.nz/node/3927).
Make a virtual visit to your local memorial through our register of over
450 memorials - tell us if you can't find it here.

Anzac Day in The Classroom (www.nzhistory.net.nz/node/4118).
Activities and a quiz to help with teaching students about Anzac Day and
the Gallipoli Campaign.

War and Society (www.nzhistory.net.nz/war-and-society).
A huge range of material about the experiences of New Zealand and New
Zealanders at war in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Anzac Day - A Guide for New Zealanders (www.anzac.govt.nz).
Information on the significance of Anzac Day, how we commemorate it
today and a virtual guide of the Gallipoli peninsula. It features a
searchable database of all New Zealanders who died at Gallipoli.

Anzac Day Events
Find out what is going on in your area on Anzac Day at NZLive.com:

In addition this page has been very well developed at the Hastings District Library ==>

Plus this is listed as a hot topic on the tki website.

We went to the service in HNth and were suitably impressed with the turnout. Nice to see families wearing the badges rewarded for service, the remaining soldiers. Speeches honouring the dead and those who continue to serve in the military, plus an equally if not stronger message of peace and non military response to problems which is only appropriate in my view.
Public Holiday in NZ and Australia.

Anzac Day Sources, comprehensive

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