The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is Australia’s flagship community event of the Anzac centenary. Toured at 23 locations around Australia from September 2015 to April 2017, the Experience brings to life an infant Australia still finding its feet on the eve of war. It follows in the footsteps of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses throughout the campaign, including a commemoration of Australia’s century of service.
When you see people wearing red poppies on the street, biscuits wrapped in national flag print in Coles and Woolworths, silver-headed men wearing medals at a march, and “Lest We Forget” banners everywhere, you know it’s ANZAC day in Australia. Newly arrived in Australia as an international student a few years ago, I was quite bewildered by the word “ANZAC” and the only thing I knew about it was I got one day off Uni.