On 25 April 2015 Australia will commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, when more than 20,000 Australian and New Zealand servicemen reached the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula to fight in the First World War. It was here that the Anzac legend was born - out of courage, good humour, endurance and mateship.
Throughout 2015, Liverpool City Council will deliver a number of programs to honour the Anzac Centenary and all those who have contributed to Australia's military efforts in the last 100 years. Through a range of exhibitions, theatre performances, talks, public programs and special events, we will explore the course of the war, the achievements of Liverpool's soldiers, the contribution and generosity of those at home and Liverpool's connections to the First World War. There will be moments of investigation, contemplation and critical analysis around the past, present and future landscapes of military involvement and global conflicts.
I invite you to join me at these events and discover how the Anzac legend remains an important and relevant part of our community and Australia as a whole.
Liverpool City Mayor
To request a copy of the Anzac Centenary Commemoration Program, email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.