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The Anzac Legacy in NSW: Then and Now

The Anzac Legacy in NSW: Then and Now

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.