Monthly Archives: February 2011

War Stories

For a country that has never started a war, we have certainly been in our fair share of them over the years. The official history of war paints us a big simple picture. Unfortunately in this big picture version of … Continue reading

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Reginald Walter Saunders

Many Aborigines have enlisted and served in Australia’s defence forces, and several have won decorations, but the first to be promoted to a commissioned rank was Reginald Walter Saunders, of Victoria.   Reg Saunders was born a member of the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is the day Australians remember those who have died in war. In 1918 the armistice that ended World War One came into force, bringing to an end four years of hostilities that saw 61919 Australians die at sea, … Continue reading

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Significance of ANZAC Day

Most Australians recognise ANZAC Day, 25th April, as one of the most important days of the year. ANZAC… now, that is an unusual word … originally it was not a proper word, it was a set of initials which described … Continue reading

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Revisiting Hiroshima

Were the Allied Forces right to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima? Hiroshima was  a shipbuilding and manufacturing centre, but it was largely a civilian population, so the question that really needs to be addressed here is, was America and … Continue reading

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Socio-economic impact of proposed plan on Australia’s MDB region

The Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) remains Australia’s most important agricultural region, accounting for over 40% of the nation’s gross value of agricultural production. The total area of crops and pastures irrigated in the MDB is over 1.5 million hectares. This is … Continue reading

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Annual ANZAC Day Reflection – 2009

Significance of Anzac Day It was at Gallipoli that the spirit of the Australian soldier passed, as if by magic, from heart to heart in such a way that every Australian, every New Zealander, for all time, becomes an Anzac … Continue reading

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