For Australia, the First World War remains the deadliest conflict in its history. From a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 enlisted, of whom more than 200,000 were killed or wounded. Occurring soon after Federation, it had a major role in shaping the identity of the young nation.
To mark the closing of the Centenary of Anzac (2014-2018), the centenary of the signing of the Armistice and in honour of all who fought and served in the First World War, the Parliament of New South Wales is proud to present The Anzac Legacy in NSW: Then and Now.
Learn about the celebration, sorrow and commemoration that followed the end of the First World War. The Anzac Legacy in NSW: Then and Now presents a display of artefacts, photographs, rare documents, NSW honour rolls and a collection of the Parliament's own Centenary Statements, delivered in both houses over the last four years. Also featured are the stories and experiences of Indigenous servicemen and the journey towards recognition.
This exhibition is the second of two acknowledging the Centenary of Anzac and follows Politics & Sacrifice: NSW Parliament and the Anzacs, displayed in 2015.
The exhibition will run until 22 February 2018 in the Fountain Court at Parliament House. Entry is free, and doors open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday.