In the lead up to the Anzac Centenary (2014 – 2018), the State Government is asking the public to ‘share Victoria’s stories’ to help honour the contribution of local World War I service men and women.
A new website www.anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au has been established which includes historical information and photographs, resources to research family and community history, and links to other important websites.
A key feature of the website is an online portal where people can register local commemorative events and share their own connection to WWI.
“These shared stories form an important reminder to our community of the legacy of the Anzacs and the impact the war has had on so many lives,” Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Hugh Delahunty said.
“With less than 10 months until the Centenary officially starts, now is the time for all Victorians to look into their own history, to share their story and to become involved in commemorating the events that so heavily impacted our ancestors and the development of this State.”