Category Archives: War and Remembrance

Anzac Day Reflection – Sunday 25 April 2021

An Anzac Day Reflection will be held on Sunday 25th April at Richardson’s Lookout – Marrickville Peace Park (corner of Richards Avenue and Holts Crescent in Marrickville). This public event will begin at 10.30am.

As in previous years, the Anzac Day Reflection will focus on the following:

  • Respect victims of war, including those who died in battle, those who suffered physical and psychological injuries, as well as their families who endured grief and hardship as a result.
  • Reflect on the historical distortions associated with the Anzac legend.
  • Call for official recognition of the Frontier Wars, Australia’s first war involving a series of violent engagements and massacres of Indigenous people resulting in the dispossession of their land and territory.
  • Reflect on how to build a culture of peace, an independent foreign policy and a commitment to collective security internationally.

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Anzac Day Reflection 2018

Entrance columns, Marrickville Peace Park – left click to enlarge

This year’s Anzac Day Reflection was held in Richardson’s Lookout – Marrickville Peace Park, the third time this event has been held in the Peace Park since its launch on 8 November 2015.

Organised by Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign (GCPC), the event attracted over 50 people who came together to pay tribute to Australian soldiers killed during WW1 and other wars that Australia has engaged in. This includes all Indigenous Australians who served in these wars, including the 500-600 who fought in WW1 and who have only been officially recognised in recent times. Continue reading Anzac Day Reflection 2018