Anzac spirit 100 years

This October will mark the centenary of ANZAC.
It was in October 1914 that the first convoy of Australian troops left Western Australia by ship to fight the war to end all wars.
To this day, the ANZAC spirit lives on and remains relevant to our ever changing society (and its make-up).

This year's Annual Hawke Lecture is titled Commemorating the ANZAC Centenary: Why is it Important for all Australians?

It will be delivered by Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston ACAFC (Ret’d).
He will reflect on the centenary of ANZAC and explain why it is so important to observe this time in history and just why does the ANZAC story and the values remain so central to what it means to be an Australian today and in the future?
The centenary not only provides us with the opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of our past and current servicemen and women, but it helps to unify our ever-changing nation.

I hope that recognition of the centenary helps to inject the ANZAC spirit into all sectors of society and is adopted by the new arrivals and the new citizens of our country.

Here are details about the Annual Hawke Lecture:
  • When: Tuesday 05 August 2014, 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start
  • Venue: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide
  • Register for this FREE event:  or phone 8302 0215
  • Enquiries: contact Louise Carnell 8302 0371 or
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