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Holiday publishing arrangements ■ The Melbourne Observer is taking abreak for the Easter-ANZAC break. There will be no issues on April 23 and 30. Our next issue will be published on Wednesday, May 7. Our office is now closed to allow our team to have a mid-year break. Our office will re-open at 9am on Wednesday, April 30. Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday break. - The Editor

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Mark Richardson ♼ Straight from the heart

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Veterans of ANZAC Cove â– 2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the arrival in Turkey of more than 100,000 Australian and New Zealand troops for the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War. The multi-national Alliance between Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and its empire has had significant impact on every generation since 1915, in ways as numerous as the individual families whose loved ones were directly or indirectly involved in the battle. In successive years following the Gallipoli landing, ANZAC Day has expanded to reflect on the efforts and sacrifice of Australian armed forces in all battles since that fateful day. Each year, the commitment grows among military and civil members of the Australasian region, to honour the Australian and New Zealand Corps (ANZAC) soldiers who served and fell at the disastrous landing at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. In 2014, this time of year continues to invoke memories and emotions from the terrible tragedy of more than 11,000 lives lost in the Gallipoli assault in a location now known as ANZAC Cove, on the south-west coast of Turkey. The Australian Government, through the Department of Veterans' Affairs, is committed to continuing the commemorations of wartime history, especially throughout the ANZAC Centenary period 2014-2018. ANZAC Day ceremonies, including the Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine and the New Zealand Memorial Service at Chunuk Bair, are conducted internationally on and around April 25, attended by thousands of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, across all walks of life. Commemorated with the traditional haunting bugle-call and words of honour by senior military personnel, the Dawn Service at the ANZAC Commemorative Site in ANZAC Cove is an especially treasured privilege where up to 10,000 people pay tribute to the courage and patriotic spirit of our soldiers. In as many ways as there are individuals forever impacted by the battle of Gallipoli, the ANZAC spirit continues to grow stronger with the passing of each year. Before making his way to Turkey, I connected with Tim Evans, Assistant Secretary of Commemorations, who shared his insight into the ANZAC Cove journey, on behalf of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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For anyone like me who hasn't made the annual journey toANZAC Cove, is there any special preparation to undertake before attending? Australians planning to attend ANZAC Day commemorations at Gallipoli are encouraged to come prepared. A reasonable level of fitness is recommended. Information on how to prepare for the commemorations is available on the DVA website including a visitor information video on what to expect. In past years, some fortunate young students have been invited to participate in formal ceremonies which pay tribute to our fallen soldiers. What ongoing contribution do you think has been made by younger generations to the legacy of theANZACs? Ensuring the next generation appreciates and respects the contribution of Australians in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which we have been involved is important. The Department of Veterans' Affairs has a host of commemorative initiatives aimed at teaching young people about Australia's military history. Of the many artefacts emanating from the First World War Gallipoli campaign, what are the most important you've come across? We are currently funding a historical and archaeological study at Gallipoli - the first systematic survey of the battlefields since the First World War. The survey team have found many interesting artefacts helping us to learn more about the lives of Australian and New Zealand troops in the trenches. Some of the artefacts found to-date include: bully beef tins, a Turkish bayonet embedded in the base of a tree, and water bottles with bullet holes, to name just a few. Next year's passing of a century since our troops' first arrival in Gallipoli will attract a larger than

â—? Tim Evans, Assistant Secretary of Commemorations usual number of citizens who wish sively limited and, if necessary, pro- tralians were awarded the Victoria to honour the ANZACs. How has hibited by the Turkish authorities to Cross for their bravery at Lone Pine. In addition to high-ranking Milithe 2015 ballot been organised to ensure visitor safety. determine who is selected to be in With the requirement for visitors tary personnel, who will represent this special 100th Anniversary visit to be over the age of 18 years, how the Australian and New Zealand to Anzac Cove? has the increasing interest in Governments in 2015 to participate The Australian and New Zealand ANZAC history among young in ANZAC Centenary ceremonies? The Prime Minister has made it governments initiated a ballot pro- people been managed? cess for the ANZAC Day Dawn SerIn order to apply for the ANZAC clear that Australian official politivice at Gallipoli in 2015, following Day Gallipoli ballot for a place at the cal representation will be minimal advice from the Turkish govern- 100th anniversary commemorations, and restricted to himself, the Minisment that they had capped atten- applicants must have been a mini- ter for Veterans' Affairs, the Leader dance at 10,500 people, based on mum of 18 years of age on 25 April of the Opposition and the Shadow the space available. There were 2015. Successful applicants are able Minister for Veterans' Affairs. New more than 42,000 applicants for to nominate a person to accompany Zealand is currently finalising the 3800 available double passes avail- them, and there is no age restriction shape and size of their official party. What is your Porch Thought for able to Australians in the ballot, for nominated travelling companions. which was the fairest and most trans- Who is the 'average' person who usu- the Day? I encourage all Australians to parent way to give them all a chance ally attends the commemorations? to apply. To recognise their special In the past years the average attend- mark Anzac Day. There are Dawn Services and Anzac Day marches circumstances, there was some pref- ees were females in their 20s. erence in the ballot for direct deAre there any additional ceremo- held in towns and cities across Ausscendants and veterans. nies planned to specially mark the tralia, as well as services at various With no ballot for the 2014 100th year since the Gallipoli land- locations overseas. So no matter where you are on Anzac Day, you ANZAC Cove expedition, and a ing? limited capacity for participants, is The Minister for Veterans'Affairs can take the time to acknowledge attendance restricted in any way? recently announced an additional the service and sacrifice of Although access to the ANZAC Centenary commemoration at Australia's servicemen and women Day Dawn Service site is not re- Gallipoli in 2015. The service will in wars, conflicts and peacekeepstricted by ballot in 2014 as it will be be held at Lone Pine on August 6, ing, and the role of Australia's miliin 2015, restrictions on attendee 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary tary heritage in the development of numbers will be imposed to meet of the Battle of Lone Pine, which saw today's society. To learn more about Anzac Day the safe capacity of the ANZAC some of the most fierce fighting of Commemorative Site. Should the the Gallipoli campaign. Over four Services Gallipoli, Turkey visit number of visitors on-site exceed days, Australia suffered more than www.dva.gov.au/gallipoli Lest We Forget 10,000, then access will be progres- 2000 casualties. Seven Aus-


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