Category Archives: WW1

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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Anti-Conscription Commemoration

A number of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the defeat of the World War 1 Conscription Referendum held on October 28, 1916 took place in Sydney on 24, 26 and 28 October. The main venue for the anniversary was the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville which was a former military depot and site of anti-conscription and anti-war protests. Continue reading Anti-Conscription Commemoration