The Warriors’ Sons Who Walked [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 28 April 1929]

[Editor: This poem about the sons of soldiers walking in an Anzac Day parade, written by “Dryblower” Murphy, was published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 28 April 1929.] The Warriors’ Sons Who Walked By Dryblower. Over two hundred boys, sons of soldiers who fell in the Great War, marched last week at the head […]

Anzac Day: Glory of Gallipoli: Governor-General’s Tribute [speech by Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson, 26 April 1917]

[Editor: This speech by Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson was published in The Argus (Melbourne), 26 April 1917.] Anzac Day. Glory of Gallipoli. Governor-General’s Tribute. Brisbane, Wednesday. — Anzac Day was fittingly celebrated in Brisbane to-day. The Governor General (Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson) was the principal speaker at an impressive gathering at night in the Exhibition […]

Anzac [poem by C. J. Dennis, 25 April 1927]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Herald, 25 April 1927.] Anzac By C. J. Dennis Anzac! And war’s grim storm . . . The scream of a passing shell, Torn earth, and — a quiet form . . . . “Pass, comrade. All is well.” Nay, but his spirit lives; […]

Anzac Day

Articles, letters, and poems regarding the Gallipoli campaign, the Anzacs, and Anzac Day. Heroes of the Dardanelles [6 June 1915] Extracts of letters from several Australian soldiers. Australians at work: Brisk battles fought: Heavy losses reported [7 June 1915] A cable message from Major-General Sir Ian Hamilton, reporting on the fighting at Gallipoli. This is […]

This is a Holy Day [re. Anzac Day] [25 April 1932]

[Editor: An editorial about Anzac Day, published in The Albany Advertiser, 25 April 1932.] This is a Holy Day. To-day is not a holiday. Rather is it a Holy Day, for it is on this day that we remember those, our brothers, who left their fair land of Australia and laid down their lives in […]