Saturday 20 April 2013 by Stuart Baines. No comments.
ANZAC Connections, Battlefield Tours, Simpson Prize 2012

Today was spent like most days on this trip, flat out from dawn until dusk. The group is learning more about each other and really bonding well. I think over the years, everyday in Turkey I learn something new. Sometimes that is about the country, sometimes the people and sometimes about myself. I have watched these young adults and the way they have embraced the culture here, the way of life and tried valiantly to squeeze every drop out of the experience. It is inspiring and makes me wish I had their enthusiasm and maturity when I was their age.

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Friday 19 April 2013 by Alana Treasure. 2 comments.
First World War Centenary, Conservation Dioramas

 Welcome to the first of our First World War diorama conservation blog posts! Throughout the redevelopment of the FWW galleries we hope to give you an insight into what goes on not just behind, but also over and under the scenes!

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Friday 19 April 2013 by Stuart Baines. 1 comments.
ANZAC Connections, Battlefield Tours, Simpson Prize 2012

A quick note from me before we hear from Jack. Our first day in Istanbul is an opportunity to expose the students to Turkish culture and its place in the world. It is a crucial part of the trip and gives the students Ann understanding who the people are and how that Gallipoli experience has shaped this nation as much as Australia. It is a time where we can encourage the students to think about the position of those men and that nation 100 years ago who were at that time the enemy.

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Friday 19 April 2013 by Stuart Baines. 1 comments.
ANZAC Connections, Battlefield Tours, Simpson Prize 2012

The first and most difficult part of our journey is now finished. I say difficult but probably only difficult for me. All of our students have flown in from each state and territory to meet in Sydney and then head off to Istanbul via Singapore. This does require some degree of juggling, time management and in some years Olympic style 100m dashing. This year was a breeze thanks to some great timing from airlines, and excellent support from our two teachers, David and Lorraine.

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Monday 15 April 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.

Monday 15 April 2013 by Emma Campbell. 1 comments.
News Gallipoli

Friday 12 April 2013 by Stuart Baines. 1 comments.
Battlefield Tours, Simpson Prize 2012

It is that time of year again when the most important day of commemoration for Australians looms closer. ANZAC Day, our time to stop and reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australians, is likely to have direct and indirect meaning for most Australians. It is a time that reminds us of how a nation viewed itself and what our nation wanted to be but it’s also a time for us to look at our past and try and understand its influence and context today.

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Monday 8 April 2013 by Ashleigh Wadman. 4 comments.
First World War Centenary, ANZAC Connections

The Australian War Memorial is currently undertaking a project to create a comprehensive digital archive of the ANZACs and their deeds, and of the wider Australian experience of war. The collections selected for this project will reflect the experiences of Australian servicemen, nurses and civilians during the First World War, not just well-known personalities. This project will digitally preserve the Memorial’s collections as well as make them more available for research on the Memorial’s website. As part of this project the Memorial is seeking contact with relatives of the people listed below. If you have any information about these people, or their descendants, the Memorial would love to talk to you. Please contact Ashleigh via PubandDig[@]awm.gov.au

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Thursday 14 March 2013 by Brendan Nelson. No comments.
News, Opinion, views and commentary

This is the opinion piece I wrote for the Canberra Times; it appears in the 14 March 2013 edition of the paper.

Success in life requires three things - show humanity toward others, nurture the inner integrity of your intellect and keep an open mind – open to new ideas and people.

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