Posted on April 25, 2018
The parade in Sydney was, for the first time ever, led by hundreds of female veterans. Other cities in Australia, including Hobart and Darwin, also saw women appear at the front of marches for the first time. Historic images of military servicemen and women were projected onto a building in Sydney during its dawn service. The first Anzac Day commemorations were held on 25 April 1916. The military campaign is seen as marking Australia and New Zealand’s post-colonial emergence on the international stage. Attending a Gallipoli service has become something of a right of passage for young people in recent years.