ANZAC Day is a public holiday commemorated on 25 April in Australia and New Zealand. It commemorates the World War I landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli (Gelibolu) Peninsula, Turkey on 25 April 1915. It is also a public holiday in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga, whose troops fought under New Zealand during World War I. Although the day originally commemorated the troops who landed at Gallipoli, it has since been expanded to commemorate all members of the armed forces involved in wars, armed conflicts and peacekeeping.
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Anne's Guiding Pages - ANZAC Day
History from a New Zealand perspective, poems and quotes. As well as information on Anzac biscuits.
The history, tradition and its significance for Australians. From the Australian War Memorial, the customs and traditions of commemorative ceremonies.
An outline, provided by the Governor-General of New Zealand, of the commemorative events.
History, biographies and diaries, paintings, photographs, and maps, provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland
Committee who oversee ANZAC Day events in Queensland. Includes detailed information about commemorative services, military history, classroom activities and a community billboard.
ANZAC Day images and photographs
ANZAC Day parade images and photographs from around Australia.
A New Zealand Government guide to ANZAC Day. Covers the history of the day, traditions and rituals, how it is commemorated today and a guide to Gallipoli.
ANZAC: A Grateful State Remembers
Details of commemorative activities in Western Australian. History of the holiday, list of war memorials and student activities.
Review of ANZAC Day Laws
Victorian Parliament review of ANZAC Day laws. Includes a section on the history of the day in Australia.
Wikipedia: ANZAC Day
Encyclopedia article about ANZAC Day. Covers the origin and history of the day, as well as how it is commemorated in different parts of the world.
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