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Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize

The 2020 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize competition is open to all South Australian students in Years 9 and 10 in 2020 and provides the opportunity for young South Australians to examine and empathise with the remarkable sacrifices of South Australian servicewomen and servicemen during the 20th century. Following a selection process, students will be…

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Donate to the Poppy Appeal

Poppy Appeal funds assist veterans and their families with welfare assistance, advocacy, advice with benefits and entitlements, claims lodgement from circumstances arising from military service to our nation. Click here to donate securely online.

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Far East Strategic Reserve Memorial

The Far East Strategic Reserve was the name attributed to the Australian navy, army and air force units and other Commonwealth forces engaged in South East Asia conflicts – Malayan Emergency 1955-1960; Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966 and further unrest to 1971. The FESR War Memorial Foundation plans to establish a national memorial in the grounds of…

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2019 RSL ANZAC AWARDS

The Returned & Services League of Australia announced the recipients of the 2019 ANZAC of the Year awards. The ANZAC of the Year Awards are made annually ‘to recognise the efforts and achievements of up to seven Australians who have given service to their fellow Australians and to the community in a positive, selfless and…

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AFTER HOURS CARE

RSL SA recognises that veteran care is often needed out of business hours and provide this list of agencies and contacts that may offer assistance when we are unavailable. AFTER HOURS CARE Veterans Mental Health issues take various forms – confusion, dementia, suicide threat, anxiety, aggression. There are varying degrees of resolution – GP through…

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OPEN ARMS 24/7 SUPPORT

Open Arms is here 24/7 to support current and ex-serving veterans and families with free and confidential counselling and group programs. If you need help to rebuild your mental fitness call 1800 011 046. Check out the website http://www.OpenArms.gov.au

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IF IT DOESN’T ADD UP, SPEAK UP

The National Security Hotline 1800 123 400 is a vital component of Australia’s national counter-terrorism efforts. The nature of terrorism is changing, with callers providing information on the use of websites or social media platforms promoting violent extremist ideology, suspicious travel planning, and reports from people concerned that someone they know is becoming radicalised towards violent extremism. Even if…

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Stamps Commemorate Memorial Sculptor

Australian ANZAC memorials commemorated by Isle of Man Post Office stamp collection. Sculptor Rayner Hoff was born on the Isle of Man in 1894 and served in the British Army during the Great War. He attended London’s College of Art where he honed his skills as a sculptor. After a career in Europe, Hoff moved…

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VALOUR & VIOLETS – South Australians in the Great War

VALOUR & VIOLETS Close to 35,000 South Australians enlisted for service overseas during the Great War. Around 5500 never came back. Countless more returned with physical and psychological injuries that would affect them for the rest of their lives. Valour and Violets brings together for the first time the stories of the campaigns and battles…

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RAID ON CELTIC WOOD

What happened to 71 out of 85 Australian soldiers missing after an attack on the Germans in Celtic Wood in 1917? For a century it has been a mystery of the Great War. Three Courts of Inquiry with vague results, speculation of a massacre and acceptance of what was officially recorded did not resolve the…

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