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9HIS ANZAC Day project

UHC Admin —

This term's Year 9 History class started with a brief diversion from the curriculum. We took a week to focus on ANZAC Day and what it means and then built a tableau from the top of a pallet that the school gets it’s photocopy paper on.

ANZAC Day is observed on 25 April. It commemorates New Zealanders killed in war and honours returned and serving servicemen and women.

The date marks the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers – the ANZACs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles and open a sea route to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Ottoman Turkish defenders.

Thousands lost their lives during the Gallipoli campaign: 87,000 Ottoman Turks, 44,000 men from France and the British Empire, including 8500 Australians. To this day, Australia also marks the events of 25 April. Among the dead were 2,779 New Zealanders, about one in six of those who served on Gallipoli.

The photos show Wednesday Brackenbury-Gray, Azaliya Nicholls, Luana-Marie Hanwaho, Skyla Topp, Hargun Kaur, Harshni Patel and Izabella Bayliss who all worked on the tableau.