" LEST WE FORGET "
This day of days again we keep
In memory of those who sleep
Away beyond the quiet sea.....Away in far Gallipolli.
'Tis Anzac Day - 'tis Anzac Day..
On the 25th of April 1915 Australian troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in what is now called Anzac Cove. They rushed from the beach up to Plugge's Plateau into Australian military history suffering many casualties on the way. Just after midday troops from New Zealand landed at Gallipoli and together the Australians and New Zealanders created the Anzac legend. It was the events of this first day that set the course of the whole battle leading to the evacuation of the Anzac troops in December 1915.