Anzac Day Family Day
Celebrate Anzac Day in the Town Square with the family
Causes of World War I
There were many causes of World War I. One of the causes was the assignation of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. He was assassinated by a Serbian group. This created tension between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. Austria-Hungary then gave Serbia an ultimatum which could have broken out in war. Austria-Hungary then declared war on Serbia. Russia soon joined in and tried to support Bosnia. After that, Germany declared war on Russia and France and invaded Belgium. Britain tried to support France and declared war on Germany. War was then declared on Russia by Austria-Hungary. Britain then declared war on Austria-Hungary and World War I began.
Australia at War
Some of the battles the Australian troops were involved in during the course of the war were:
*The Battle of the Somme
*The Third Battle of Ypres
*The Western Front
*The Battle of Pozieres
*Battle of Fromelles.
Impact on Australia after the Great War
*The population decreased dramatically because many men died and their family members struggled and could have died.
*There was not as much money because of the shortage of men working due to an injury or death.
*Women had to take over men's work and raise a family by themselves.
*There was a shortage of produce, food and supplies because there were not enough men working on farms.
*Families were torn apart. Some children had to grow up with no father. Mothers lost their sons. Wives lost their husbands. Brothers and friends were lost.
*The soldiers that returned from war had trouble finding employment.
*There was more demand for hospital staff, doctors and nurses.
*Unhappiness of citizens.
*There was racial tension with the Central Powers.
*A national identity and sense of pride was also established.
The Significance of ANZAC day in Australia
Anzac Day Family Day
Thursday, April 25th, 10am-5pm
*Artifacts and valuables from war on display
*Extra food available
*Activities for the kids ie. face painting, jumping castle