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We are proud to have supported Queenslanders as they commemorate the centenary of the First World War from 2014 to 2018.

Past events

Explore some of the key events that have already occurred in commemoration of the First World War.

  • The Battle of Beersheeba—Queensland communities hosted many special events and activities to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Australian Light Horse’s daring charge at Beersheba.
  • 100th anniversary of the Battle of Polygon Wood—communities in Cairns, Rockhampton and Roma planted trees as a living reminder of the sacrifices the Queensland soldiers made.
  • Remember our Anzacs 2017—a commemorative event that coincided with Riverfire 2017 and introduced Queensland families to the Battle of Polygon Wood, the Battle of Beersheba, and other important aspects of the First World War.
  • Remember our Anzacs 2016—a pop-up exhibition showcasing Queensland Anzac Centenary grant recipients and First World War activities and entertainment for children.
  • 100th anniversary of the Western Front commemorations—a wreath laying ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance, Brisbane, commemorating Australian involvement in the Western Front campaign.
  • Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience—the Queensland Government supported school students to attend this national flagship community event.
  • The March of the Dungarees—the 100th anniversary was commemorated with a series of events held across South East Queensland.
  • The Gallipoli Symphony—the Australian premiere held in Brisbane was a spectacular musical and visual tribute commemorating the 1915 Gallipoli campaign.
  • Queensland Music Festival, One Hundred and One Years—a free concert series held in Townsville and Brisbane commemorating a century of service through enchanting music and imagery.
  • Anzac Day 2015—see how we commemorated the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli.
  • 5 August 2014 commemorations—remembering 5 August 1914, through a reading from Hansard followed by a ceremony on Parliament’s Speakers Green.
  • 1st Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) commemorations—a pop up exhibition of life as a soldier in the First World War plus a commemorative horse ride by the Australian Light Horse Association through the streets of Brisbane.
  • Defending the Pacific 100 years ago—an exhibition to showcase the contribution of North Queenslanders to the war effort through the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF).
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Last updated
18 July, 2019

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