The Anzac March | Lest we forget

Have you ever wondered where some of our Anzac traditions and slang and traditions come from? 

Australian and New Zealand soldiers became known as ‘diggers’ in Gallipoli because of the time they spent digging trenches. A sprig of rosemary is traditionally worn as a symbol of remembrance on ANZAC Day as rosemary grows wild on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.

The gambling game of ‘two-up’ was played extensively by Australian soldiers during the two World Wars and is now the tradition to play on Anzac Day. ANZAC is an acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.


Anzac Special: The Gallipoli Story | Behind the News

April 25 is the annual day of remembrance commemorating Australians and New Zealanders who served in war and conflict. This date marks the anniversary of the landing of the Anzac soldiers on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915. 

Library members have loaned Gallipoli themed items 21,151 times. Test your Anzac Day knowledge with these great titles.


Brush up on your ANZAC history with these eBooks:

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Discover our brave heroes stories with these eAudiobooks:

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Stream these eMovies about our Aussie soldiers on Beamafilm:

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Listen on the go with these Australian military history podcasts:

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