Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The ANZAC Centenary (from 2014 to 2018) commemorates Australia’s involvement in World War I and remembers anyone who has served in a war or conflict as well as those men and women still serving in the Defence Forces today.
UCD Library has a quality collection of Australian Studies materials – see our other posting on this collection at Annual donation of Australian Studies Titles.
We are also pleased to report that The Kangaroo, housed in UCD Library Special Collections, is being digitised and added to the UCD Digital Library and should be ready to view on open access early this summer. As a by-product of this project, important conservation work has been undertaken on the printed volume.
Further information about ANZAC Day and The Dawn Service can be found here.
Further information about The Kangaroo out of his element – the representative newspaper of the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force (1st battalion), published on board the trooopship “Afric” can be found here.