ANZAC Day the new way

While the dawn service and main street march will be the traditional celebrations in towns and cities across Australia on Monday, many communities will be commemorating the 101st ANZAC Day with a modern touch.

A sculpture designed in remembrance of the ANZACs has been erected in Cairns and their parade will be augmented by the inclusion of the War Birds restored ex-military aircraft as they continue to recognise the World War I centenary said Mayor Bob Manning.

“In addition, a group re-enacting the March of the Cane Beetles from Babinda to Cairns will join up with the parade precisely 100 years after the original recruitment walk.”

Gunnedah Shire Council Exhibition ‘A Soldier’s Journey’ ANZAC Exhibition will coincide with the events and the commemoration of 100 years anniversary.

A Soldier’s Journey features 14 Illuminated photographs by Lieutenant Harrie Rowland taken during World War II, heraldry, militaria and maps from Lieutenant Rowland’s journey which began in Australia and continued throughout Palestine, Egypt, Bardia, Tobruk, Greece, Crete, Syria, Ceylon, Kokoda Trail and Aitape-Wewak.

An album of letters, photographs and postcards recounting one Tweed soldier's World War I experience is now on display at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah. The album of photos and correspondence, along with Harry Salmon's medals, were donated by Roy Salmon on behalf of the Salmon family and are now at the Museum as part of the exhibition Fragments: remembering WWI.

Western Downs Queensland will honour significant battles involving Australians on the Western Front as part of continuing commemorative services to mark the ANZAC Centenary.

The HMAS Yarra, a Royal Australian Navy Huon Class minehunter, will arrive in the Port of Bundaberg on April 23, 2016 ahead of its participation in the region’s commemorations.

Fremantle was the last Australian experience that many soldiers and sailors had before departing to join the war effort overseas. The Fremantle War Memorial is home to plaques honouring the 849 Fremantle servicemen and women who failed to return from WW1 and will host the City’s dawn service.