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40th battalion feet Ypres 14 Oct17.

The Centenary of ANZAC represents one of the most significant occasions for our nation. From 2014 to 2018, Tasmania, along with the rest of Australia will commemorate 100 years since the country’s involvement in World War One.

During the Centenary of ANZAC we will remember not only the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but also commemorate more than a century of service and peacekeeping operations by Australian servicemen and women.

It is our chance to honour the ANZAC spirit of endurance, courage, integrity, good humour and mateship that live on in the spirit of Australians today.

The Tasmanian Government, through the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania, will play a leading role in co-ordinating and supporting commemorative activities and events. The Government encourages all Australians, especially Tasmanians, to reflect upon and learn more about our rich military history and its ongoing impact on our nation today.

A Steering Committee was appointed in January 2013 to oversee the project.  A working group with representatives from key Tasmanian Government agencies and community organisations has also been established to provide advice and information to the Steering Committee. This working group has representation from Tasmanian Government agencies, the Returned and Services League (RSL), Red Cross, Local Government Association of Tasmania, Catholic Education Office and the Australian Army Museum.