THIS ANZAC DAY

TRIBUTE PLAY PERFORMED BY LOCAL STUDENTS

The 25th of April this year...

This year, as our town's tribute to the ANZACS, we are performing a play casting local school students of all ages. The play will be informative about the events of World War 1 but will also show the expertise of the dramatic talents in our town.

ANZAC TRIBUTE PLAY

Thursday, April 25th 2013 at 8:30pm

Local School Auditorium

BOOK YOUR TICKETS!

You can purchase up to 2 tickets at a time, or a 'Family Pack' of 4-5 tickets. All the profits made will be put towards various charities. Book your tickets at www.tickets.com or contact the local school principal to place an order.

WHY DID THE ANZACS GO TO WAR?

There are several reasons for why the Australians were needed in World War 1. The British were in need of several soldiers in order to win this war, so Australian's all voluntarily enrolled for World War 1. The causes of World War one include Imperialism, (wanting more land), Militarism, (countries all attempting to have better weapons than each other), Nationalism, (every country being proud of themselves) and lastly, the Alliance system, (caused countries that weren't part of an Alliance to worry).

GALLIPOLI AND THE WESTERN FRONT...

Both Gallipoli and the Western Front are significant landmarks for the Australian soliders that fought in WW1. The ANZACS landed in Gallipoli on the 25th of April, 1915. They were unsuccessful in their attempt to defeat Turkey and threaten Austria-Hungary. At least 2,300 Australian soliders died on that tragic day in Australian history. After Gallipoli, the ANZAC troops returned to their training camps in Egypt. From there, they made their way to France in 1916, where they stayed for three years. In those three years, they spent endless days fighting on the Western Front.

BACK IN AUSTRALIA...

While the ANZACS were out at war, things at home were slowly changing. Women were used in the places of men in certain businesses; there weren't enough employees to work because of the men out of the country. Once young boys had turned 12, they became cadets to one day walk in their father's footsteps. The government tried their hardest to keep the truth about the war out of the country. They didn't want the whole country to turn against them, which they ended up doing anyway.

WHY ANZAC DAY IS SO IMPORTANT IN AUSTRALIA...

ANZAC day is a significant day for Australians because we take the time to remember the soldiers who put their life on the line so that their country would be better off. Soldiers had voluntarily gone out to war in order to protect out country, which has benefited us to this day. We are very grateful on this day for the bravery of the ANZACS.