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The Anzacs at Gallipoli

Landing at Gallipoli | Charles Dixon (1872–1934)

We will remember them

Each year, Australian and New Zealanders commemorate the anniversary of the Gallipoli landing on the 25 April 1915 at what is now called Anzac Cove in Turkey. The anniversary is the most respected date for both Australians and New Zealanders and expressing national sentiment and the commemoration of military casualties and veterans.


At the start of the First World War (1914 -1918), both Australia and New Zealand were relatively young nations, and the global conflict not only brought each country to the world stage but also Gallipoli became a defining moment  for Australia and New Zealand and represents a combination of achievement and tragedy.


The landing of the ANZACs on Gallipoli Peninsula was Australia’s first major action in World War One (WWI) and the battles the ANZACs fought, established their great military reputation and are remembered for serving with distinction.


We commemorate all Anzacs, for they stood beside their allied brothers with courage, endurance, resilience, patriotism, humour and showed their hand in mateship.




The Gallipoli Campaign

For they stood beside their allied brothers with courage, endurance, resilience, patriotism, humour and showed their hand in mateship.

The Ode

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

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Ari Burnu Memorial, Gallipoli


The inscription is a quote attributed to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first President of the Republic of Türkiye. It reads:

Those heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country to of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

Atatürk, 1934


Major Eric Samuel Everett M.C.

The most highly decorated soldier of Albany, Western Australia

Eric Samuel Everett was born on May 5, 1895, at North Adelaide, South Australia, the youngest child of Edward Gamble Everett and Ann Maria Elizabeth Everett (nee Sheriff).


In 1897, when two years of age, he moved with his parents and older siblings, Henrietta, and George, to Albany, Western Australia.



The Gallipoli Story

This was the landing at Gallipoli, on April 25, 1915, as described by some of the men that lived through it. More than 50,000 Australian troops fought here, and 8000 of them died here too. But Gallipoli was just one small part of a much bigger conflict.

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ANZAC Day has special significance in Albany as it is purportedly the site of Australia’s first Dawn Service conducted by Padre White. Run by the RSL Albany Sub-branch with support from the City of Albany, Albany’s ANZAC Day services bring the community and visitors together in remembrance of our fallen soldiers. Lest we forget.

Oatmeal Cookies

Anzac Biscuits

2 cups of rolled oats 

1 cup of plain flour 
1/4 cup sugar
125g butter, cubed

1 large rounded tablespoon    Golden Syrup
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
2 tablespoons hot water

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Line two baking trays.

  2. Mix together the oats, flour and sugar in a bowl.

  3. Melt the butter and Golden Syrup together, add bi carb soda dissolved in the hot water. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.

  4. Roll into balls the size of a walnut and place on the prepared trays.  

  5. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden. Move biscuit positions while hot; allow to cool and crisp on tray.

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