Anzac Day Resources

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Historical context

Find out about the origins of the ANZAC acronym.

Explore the history of Anzac Day.

Students can find out more about the Anzacs on Gallipoli, through these education resources filled with photos, stories, and discussion questions:

Understanding Gallipoli

A camera on Gallipoli

Delve into the private records of over 200 Australians who served in the First World War, through the Anzac Connections project.

 

How do I organise an Anzac Day ceremony?

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has produced a resource called “We remember ANZAC”. Free to download, the resource contains guidelines for running a commemorative event. It includes information about The Ode, Last Post, Rouse, Reveille, and suggested poetry and readings.

The following links may also be useful:

A variety of ceremonial music and bugle calls is available on the Memorial’s website. The Last Post is found in part 11, and the Rouse in part 12.

Listen to the Reveille.

Younger students can find out more about the role of a memorial, why people attend ceremonies, the symbolism of the poppy, and much more through this resource: A very special day.

 

Make and create

Uncover a variety of Anzac biscuit recipes through this Anzac biscuit bake-off blog written by a Memorial curator.

Are you up to the challenge of baking some hard tack? Also known as the “Anzac wafer” or “Anzac tile”, soldiers were known to break their teeth on these biscuits. Some preferred to grind them up and eat as porridge. Caution is required!

You might like to create a poppy or wreath for Anzac Day. Here are some different templates and ideas:

Make your own poppy template

Instructional poppy making film by Kidspot

Cupcake liner poppies by pint-sized treasures

Make a poppy wreath film by Animaplates

Anzac Day wreath by School Mum