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Top 5 ANZAC Day centenary events

Top 5 ANZAC Day centenary events | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

This year's ANZAC Day marks the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. Jac Taylor at Australian Traveller shares her top five commemorative events around Australia:


  1. Great Ocean Road/Melbourne - constructed by returned First World War soldiers over 14 years following the war's end, the Great Ocean Road could be seen as the world's largest war memorial.
  2. Canberra's War Memorial - the Australian War Memorial has been commemorating the centenary of the First World War since last year.
  3. Camp Gallipoli - a one-off celebration held concurrently in seven cities, this is a chance to sleep out under the stars in a digger-style swag in a huge display of mateship.
  4. Outback Trailblazer, Winton QLD - along with the dawn service and march, highlights include breakfast at the local RSL, the Waltzing Matilda Centre and '40s-era big bands.
  5. Albany's ANZAC Centre - the birthplace of the dawn service, and the last sight of Australia many soldiers had as they set off for war, Albany has a full and fascinating plan to commemorate ANZAC Day this year.
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Australians flock to Turkey ahead of ANZAC Day

Australians flock to Turkey ahead of ANZAC Day | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australians are travelling to Turkey in droves for this year's commemorative services, with the numbers doubling compared to April 2014. According to new statistics released by Skyscanner, the number of Australians jetting off to Istanbul, Turkey for the 2015 services has doubled compared to the same period last year. Travellers from Brisbane to Istanbul in April 2015 saw the biggest increase, with almost four times as many people looking to visit, compared to 2014. But Sydneysiders keen on a Gallipolli getaway recorded the biggest number of travellers, with 37% of Australians starting their journey in Sydney. Melbourne came in close second to Sydney, with the Victorians making up 23% of the jetsetters to Istanbul, while Perth more than doubled its numbers from the same April period in 2014. For those Australians who can't make the trip, Skyscanner has compiled a guide to some of the major 100th Anniversary ANZAC Day events in Australia and New Zealand. 

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