*Gallipoli News

Gallipoli has been featured in two news stories this week.

Human remains have been uncovered during road works on the Second Ridge Road, leading across No Man’s Land.

Photo: Lone Pine from Second Ridge Road Gallipoli. [Munro Collection]

The media has been following the story and a selection of articles is listed below:

ABC News: Remains cut in two by Gallipoli roadworks. Click here. While on this page you can click on ‘Video’ to watch the news report. The ABC also has a photo gallery on line. Click here to view. Gallipoli bones will be looked after: RSL – click here to read comments by National President of the RSL

Melbourne Herald Sun: Government requests halt to roadworks after diggers remains found. Click here to read article.

The Australian: WW1 remains cut up at Gallipoli. Click here.

tvNZ.co.nz: More human remains at Gallipoli. Click here.

The Age: Gallipoli dozer uncovers mass graves. Click here.

Tuesday 28 October Sydney Morning Herald featured an article written by Turkey’s Ambassador to Australia, N. Murat Ersavci entitled  Lesson’s of Gallipoli. Click here to read the Ambassador’s view.


The release of news on preliminary planning, for the Centenary of the landing of the Anzacs, has Gallipoli once again featuring in the media.

The Turkish ambassador is reported as stating that the ‘number of Australians and others attending the centenary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli will have to be “limited”.

Photo: Tourist coaches at Gallipoli for 90th Anniversary. [Munro Collection]

To read the Sydney Morning Herald report, Turks to limit crowd at Gallipoli centenary, click here.

To read The Age article, Anzac mourners must be limited: Turkey, click here.

Photo: Visitors leaving the 2005 Dawn Service at Gallipoli. [Munro Collection]

Photo: 90th Anniversary Dawn Service, Gallipoli 2005. [Munro Collection]


The Families and Friends of the First AIF thanks the Australian, UK and French governments for affording Australian and British soldiers – presently buried in mass graves at Pheasant Wood – dignified individual reburials in a new CWGC cemetery at Fromelles, and urge those responsible to ensure all necessary scientific and other means are employed to properly identify each soldier.

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