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Three WWI Diggers identified in Belgium

Sunday, 20 September 2015 Ministerial Media Release VA103 THREE FIRST WORLD WAR GRAVES REDEDICATED Three First World War graves in the Birr Cross Roads Cemetery in Belgium will be rededicated today, finally commemorating by name three Australian soldiers who died … Continue reading

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NEW ANZAC MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT DECEPTION BAY

Wednesday, 26 August 2015  Sen Ronaldson Media Release VA087 A new Anzac Memorial was unveiled at Deception Bay today by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael … Continue reading

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Desert Mounted Corps Memorial Albany – a military memorial of National Significance

SENATOR THE HON. MICHAEL RONALDSON MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS Friday, 3 July 2015                                                       … Continue reading

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2015 John Laffin Memorial Lecture

Members and their guests are invited to attend  The John Laffin Memorial Lecture  Sunday, 5 July 2015                   10 AM for 10:15 start at The BAE Systems Theatre           Australian War Memorial   … Continue reading

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Remains of First World War soldiers recovered in Bullecourt

The remains of two soldiers, likely to be Australians who fought in the First World War, were located at Bullecourt in France on Saturday, 23 May 2015. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, said the remains … Continue reading

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Poppies, Propaganda and Passchendaele: Australia, Belgium and the Great War

On 23 July 2015 the State Library of New South Wales will host a symposium exploring Australia’s complex and little-known relationship with Belgium during the Great War. It’s a free event and bookings are filling fast. Details here: Poppies Propaganda and … Continue reading

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FROMELLES to KRITHIA – The Journey continues

 (photo: C. Munro) FFFAIF member, Lambis Englezos AM, whose team found the lost Diggers of Fromelles in a mass grave alongside Pheasant Wood in 2008, has turned his attention to what he believes is another mass grave of at least 143 … Continue reading

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Penrith Poppy Park Open

[A poppy field nearby Le Hamel Memorial: courtesy Yves Fohlen, France.] SENATOR THE HON. MICHAEL RONALDSON MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR THE CENTENARY OF ANZAC SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE Saturday, 21 March 2015 VA18 MINISTER … Continue reading

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GALLIPOLI 2015 — PASSES ISSUED

SENATOR THE HON. MICHAEL RONALDSON MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR THE CENTENARY OF ANZAC SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE  GALLIPOLI 2015 — PASSES IN THE MAIL  13 March 2015 VA015 The wait is over for Australians … Continue reading

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GALLIPOLI CENTENARY ATTENDANCE PASSES RELEASED

The Australian Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, has announced round 7 of the Gallipoli waitlist  16 Feb 2015 More Australians will be offered the chance to … Continue reading

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