Monday, April 25, 2016


Essays convey observations and emotions, experiences unique to the writer. So what is the essayist’s obligation to fact?... Anzac Stories 

John Quiggin on Anzac Day 101 Years on

Anzac Day 2016: Time to end Myths

The Anzac day ode of Remembrance

Peter Greste awarded national RSL Anzac Peace Prize

Teenager 16 charged with terrorism offence allegedly linked to Anzac Day 

#‎lestweforget‬ ‪#‎sikhsoldiers‬ ‪#‎Gallipoli‬ ‪#‎veterans‬ ‪#‎ANZAC‬ day 

A 16-year-old western Sydney boy was intercepted on an online chat site over the weekend talking about obtaining a firearm and using it for a terror attack on Anzac Day, police allege.
Officers from the Joint Counter-Terrorism Team were forced to act with just hours' notice on Sunday afternoon, raiding the boy's Auburn home and arresting him in a street nearby just after 3pm.
Sources close to the investigation told Fairfax Media that the boy, who doesn't attend school, has been on the counter-terrorism team's radar for just over a year.
Boy in alleged Anzac Day terrorism plot was intercepted on social media: police

FOR THE SABERS THEY ARE A-RATTLING:China’s President, Xi Jinping, Gains a New Title: Commander in Chief

DEAR SCROTTY STUDENTS: “Understand us and understand this clearly: you have everything to learn from us; we have nothing to learn from you.”

ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).

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It was tough, often dangerous, scary, lonely, crowded, noisy, challenging, rewarding, gut-wrenching, weird, hard, heartbreaking and sometimes fun, and all admit that Vietnam was the most significant event of their lives; for some of them, it still is.
They know that no one else can truly understand what it was really like, just as none of them really understand the war that took them to Vietnam in the first place.
And yet, if they had their time over, all of them would go again… (p.282)
Yvonne at Stumbling Through the Past has written a thoughtful piece on her blog, about how Anzac Day observance is not really inclusive of Australians’ diverse experiences of war.  You may have noticed that I have not named any of the nurses whose stories are told in this book, and that is in deference to the one who kept her service secret from her loved ones because of the controversies over Vietnam.  I know that there will be students who will stumble on this review and use it for study purposes, and by not naming anyone, I hope that they will have to pay these brave men and women the respect of actually reading the book and understanding something about it.

 Nation pauses to remember Anzac sacrifice 

Crowd numbers were down but the Anzac spirit was as strong as ever at dawn services marking the 101st anniversary... 

Live: Anzac Day marked across Australia People from across the country are gathering atAnzac Day services to remember Australians who served and died in... 
Anzac Day 2016: Thousands attend dawn services, marches across Australia to honour fallen 
Anzac commemorations are being held across the nation and the world today as Australia and New Zealand pay... 
Anzac Day 2016: Long Tan remembered as Vietnam veterans lead Melbourne march
Vietnam War veterans have led Melbourne's AnzacDay march for the first time as thousands of people lined St... 
Anzac Day: Thousands gather for Sydney dawn service
On a chilly morning in Sydney's centre, images were projected of the first generation of Anzacs, none of whom... 
Anzac Day 2016: Thousands commemorate at marches and services across South Australia
Thousands of people have gathered in Adelaide and across South Australia to remember fallen Australian soldiers at... 
Anzac Day: Soldiers remembered in Northern Territory dawn service
Australian soldiers today are continuing the Anzaclegend through their deployments around the world and by... 
Thousands honour Gallipoli Diggers
“The way our Anzacs bore the brunt of the fight at Gallipoli stirred in Australians everywhere a new feeling of... 
Thousands gather for Anzac Day dawn services across Australia
AUSSIES TURN OUT FOR ANZAC DAY. Thousands of Australians have gathered at AnzacDay dawn services across...