Latest news and initiatives

 

media_releaseGrants encourage multicultural groups and young people to embrace the Anzac spirit

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello has announced $60,000 in funding for 11 local projects which support multicultural communities and young people to commemorate the Anzac spirit and its influence on our history.

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NAIDOC Week 2014 messageNSW commemorates Aboriginal diggers during NAIDOC Week 2014

View the NAIDOC Week message from the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

 

 

United We Stand launch

Local sports clubs are encouraged to participate

The NSW Government has launched United We Stand, an initiative that encourages community sports clubs to get involved in Centenary of Anzac activities.

View the United We Stand – community sports clubs guide.

 

Does the NSW State Library hold your ancestor's WWI diary?Joining forces to commemorate our Veterans

Joining forces to commemorate our Veterans

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello has announced Joining Forces, a joint initiative between the NSW Government, Sydney Legacy and Returned and Services League (RSL) NSW, to engage multicultural communities in Centenary of Anzac activities (2014-2018).

View the media release. View the guide.

 

Does the NSW State Library hold your ancestor's WWI diary?Does the NSW State Library hold your ancestor’s WWI diary?

The State Library of NSW has released the names of some 500 servicemen and women – whose private diaries and letters are held in its rich collections – with the hope that descendants will come forward and help add information to these individual stories. Learn more on the State Library’of NSW’s website.

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ANZAC Notes launched at Kokoda Track Memorial WalkwayNSW students walked in the footsteps of soldiers along the Western Front

Twelve students in years 10 and 11, recipients of the Premier’s ANZAC Memorial Scholarship, made a 14 day pilgrimage to sites of military significance in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

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ANZAC Notes launched at Kokoda Track Memorial WalkwayYoung veterans supported to share their stories

A project mentoring young veterans to share their stories was launched by the Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello at North Bondi RSL Club.

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ANZAC Notes launched at Kokoda Track Memorial WalkwayAnzac Notes launched at Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway

Minister for the Arts George Souris has launched the Anzac Notes project, in which renowned composer Elena Kats-Chernin has been commissioned to write musical scores to be performed as part of the NSW Anzac commemoration project in 2015.

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Six new Centenary of ANZAC AmbassadorsNew Ambassadors to help spread the Anzac spirit

Six new appointments to the NSW Centenary of Anzac Advisory Council were announced by Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello and Council Chairman General Peter Cosgrove AC MC (Ret’d).

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