Here we go again... I can hear Turnbull on the radio, his whine mixing with the tolling of the bellbirds. Both are death knells, but bellbirds have a sweeter tone.
The misty dawn and hint of rain was hardly going to deter those who had fought in muddy fields, steaming jungles or sandy deserts in the name of our country.
Comment: Everyone who went to war should be acknowledged, and so should people who had the courage to not go on principle, and those who fought against American wars on poor nations seeking independence.
Mullumbimby ANZAC Day Dawn Service and March will be taking place this Wednesday, 25 April and everyone is welcome to attend this or the main service.
On Anzac Day, Wednesday April 25, the Ngara Institute is partnering with IPAN, the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, to present a special Politics in the Pub focusing on peace.
It’s dawn. It’s Anzac Day. That seems appropriate. The sun is still struggling behind the eastern hill, but the wallabies are already sitting on their tails, tummies facing the hill in anticipation of the warming rays. I’m sad, despite the happy wildlife.
Jill Keogh, Federal. Two things I learnt on Anzac Day;- warpowersreform.org.au is working to have the decision to send Australian men and women to war, made by the entire parliament, NOT the prime minister or executive alone. APEEL a group of highly- qualified environmental... Read More →
Susana Gardavsky, Myocum Anzac Day and the wretched planes fly over our shire as if it is just another day to make more $$$. It is not legal to operate a business on Anzac Day while the parade is taking place. At... Read More →
John Stevens, Mullumbimby This is a letter written following the Mullumbimby ANZAC service. As the last post sounded the crowd hushed and fell silent for the minute of deep reflection that was asked for; a lone voice yelled out interrupting... Read More →
Hundreds filed through the dark streets of Brunswick Heads this morning to commemorate the lives of ancestors who heeded the call to war, many of whom lost their lives in the process.
After the dawn service, the last post and the salute to the Anzacs, each year Lismore group Remembering and Healing holds a gathering dedicated to the pursuit of peace.
Upper Main Arm environmental artist, Lynne Adams is ecstatic following the revitalisation of the carpet of 5000 handmade poppies forming an evocative backdrop to this morning’s Anzac Day dawn service.
Anzac Day marches will be held in many towns and villages on the north coast this morning with sunny weather undoubtedly beckoning extra onlookers. Find your local march
Officers from the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) have charged a 16-year-old male with a terrorism offence that police will allege was linked to Anzac commemorations.
R J Poole, Lismore. Lismore’s own home-grown peace group, Remembering and Healing (RaH) invites everyone in the region and beyond to its annual Anzac Day gatherings in Lismore.
R J Poole, Lismore. We cannot learn from the past however, if we focus on one aspect of our history only and ignore the context in which events took place. This incomplete and narrow perspective is how many Australians view of the Anzac tradition
The dawn service for the Anzac Day centenary on Saturday at the Brunswick Heads Cenotaph was marked by a special ceremonial placement of crosses by local primary-school children.
R J Poole, Lismore. The Far North Coast's own local peace group, Remembering and Healing (RaH) will be staging a peace gathering at Peace Park, Ballina Rd. in Lismore from 11am onwards, after the main Anzac Day march is over.
Byron Bay musician Nyck Jeanes is not a lover of war – he saw what the Second World War did to his father. But he believes we need to talk about, not cover up, Australians’ wartime experiences. And he's written a song in his dad's memory.
Oh, it's that time of year again. Hey everybody, it's war month! Watch it on telly; hear it on the radio; buy the special cup; put a flag on your car (or is that Australia Day? Doesn't matter, just leave it on!).
Jill Keogh, Federal. This time last year I was living in my tent at the Bentley Blockade and headed for Lismore on Anzac Day to the Peace Park.
Engraved on every Australian war memorial from Mullumbimby to Kununurra are three words: Lest We Forget. It is an imperious, stern refrain, reminding us of the incalculable loss war has has brought to e towns across Australia.
Rex Fisher’s piece in the Byron Shire Echo last week about Anzac Day and what it means was wonderful and moving.
R J Poole, Lismore. A nation conditioned to value the sacrifice of family and loved ones in such a way as to want to mimic their example, is the basis of any militarised state. By exploiting the trauma that Anzac Day was originally intended to address, our government has accustomed us to travelling vast distances to kill people who pose no threat.
Murwillumbah's Returned Services League sub branch is searching for Tweed residents whose forefathers were involved in the Gallipoli landing for a unique centenary commemoration on ANZAC Day.