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The Anzac legend continues on the Western Front

In March 1916, after the bitter campaign against Turkey in Gallipoli, many of the Anzacs were sent to the Western Front in France in an effort to strengthen the allied forces and break the deadlock with Germany.

Australian soldiers played an important part in many battles on the Western Front. The unrelenting fighting during 1916 and 1917 saw Australia suffer huge losses for little gain—losses which dwarfed the casualties experienced at Gallipoli.

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Infantrymen of the 1st Australian Division during a rest in the dugouts at Ypres, 1917. Photo taken by Frank Hurley. Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK.

Infantrymen of the 1st Australian Division during a rest in the dugouts at Ypres, 1917. Photo taken by Frank Hurley. Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK.

Grants now open


Spirit of Service grant program

The Spirit of Service Anzac Centenary small grants program provides grants of up to $20,000. Round two closed 5 February, and round three opens 7 February with applications closing 9pm, Sunday 11 June 2017.

The Lasting Legacies large grants program is now closed. Successful 2016 applications have now been announced.

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Premier's Anzac Prize.
Successful round one Spirit of Service recipients (PDF, 661KB)—16 successful applicants have been announced as the round one Spirit of Service grants program recipients.

Premier's Anzac Prize 2016.
The Premier’s Anzac Prize 2017—Eight Queensland students win trip of a lifetime.

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