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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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Special flight to Turkey for ANZAC Centenary

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 VA002   The Australian Government and Qantas today announced a collaboration to support ANZAC Centenary activities marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.    Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From the 2014/15 FFFAIF Management Committee. Peace on earth and goodwill to all men Lest We Forget ***** The office of the FFFAIF will be taking a break over the Festive … Continue reading

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Oxford Archaeology Report now available

‘Remember Me To All’: The archaeological recovery and identification of soldiers who fought and died in the battle of Fromelles 1916. Hardcover– July 16, 2014 by Louise Loe, Caroline Baker, Kate Brady, Margaret Cox and Helen Webb (authors) with significant … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING A CENTURY OF SERVICE AND SACRIFICE THIS REMEMBRANCE DAY

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 MINISTER’S OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, This Remembrance Day, Tuesday 11 November, Australians across the nation and around the world will pause at 11am for one minute’s silence to remember the sacrifice of those … Continue reading

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New Patron-in-Chief for FFFAIF

[Biographies and photos courtesy http://www.gg.gov.au/gg-bio-cosgrove ] His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, has accepted our invitation and agreed to become FFFAIF Patron-in-Chief, succeeding the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO. Thank … Continue reading

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