Anzac Square, Rememberance Shrine - Copyright © 2017 Graeme Watson


Brisbane & Coorparoo

Queensland, Australia

Anzac Day 2016

Anzac Day is observed by Australia and New Zealand on 25 April each year a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand.
Commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

Anzac Square, Rememberance Shrine

The Anzac Memorial was established in Anzac Square, Adelaide Street, to perpetuate the memory of Queensland men and women who served in the Great War, 1914-1918.
The memorial was dedicated at 11am on Armistice Day, Tuesday 11 November 1930, by His Excellency, Sir John Goodwin, Governor of Queensland.
Each year a Remembrance Service is held on the 11th Nov at 11.00am and Dawn Services each 25 April, Anzac Day at 4am.

The Coorparoo War Memorial

The memorial commemorates the residents of Coorparoo who were killed in the Great War (First World War) World War I - 1914 to 1918
and World War II (Second World War) - 1939 to 1945.




Photograph's in gallery by Graeme Watson
(All photos in gallery are from a camera phone,
the quality varies depending on weather conditions. (no flashes were used).)

Anzac Day procession through the streets of Brisbane, 1916

Anzac Day procession through the streets of Brisbane, 1916 - John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland - Public domain This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.
'Description: Men, women and children line the streets to watch the procession of the 41st Battalion through Brisbane on Anzac Day, 1916. The street is decorated with flags, strung between buildings on either side of the road. Copied from a postcard, the back of which reads: Bells Paddock, 41st Battalion. A Company. My Dear Brother, Just a post card to let you know I am well. We are leaving on the eighth of the month for lord only knows where. We have not had any drill yet, so it will be a few months before we see the firing line. Charley Williams is down here in camp. I will send a photo of myself before I go. This postcard of our battalion leading on Anzac Day, six thousand marching. There is a lot of Mackay lads in the hut. I ...(?) will now conclude, hoping this will find you well, as it leaves me. I remain, your affectionate brother, Earl.' Location: Brisbane, Queensland; -27.46888,153.022827
[Picture: Courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: 39805.]

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