22 March 2018
2018 Anzac Day Mailout
schools, libraries, ex-service and other
organisations will receive a package of
educational resources in the Anzac Day mailout
commencing from this week said Minister for
Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester.
“The Anzac Day
mailout is a significant annual exercise
designed to ensure new generations of
Australians understand our country’s role wars,
conflicts and peacekeeping operations and the
sacrifice so many Australians made in defence of
our nation,” Mr Chester said.
“This year the Anzac Day mailout contains
posters commemorating thefinal campaigns of the
First World War on the Western Front and
detailed publications and multi-media resources
for school children of all ages.
“2018 represents the
final year of the Anzac Centenary period and
will culminate in national celebrations to mark
the 100th anniversary of the Armistice — the end
of the Great War.”
Chester said there were many resources in the
mail out including the seventh book in the
Century of Service series, Curiosity: Stories
of those who report during wartime, which
tells the story of journalists, artists and
photographers who recorded the war and the risks
and challenges they faced in witnessing war.
“For lower to
middle primary students, a seven-minute animated
film has been developed called Here they
Come: A day to remember which explores the
different perspectives of Anzac Day and the
significance of commemorating the service of
veterans,” Mr Chester said.
students will have the opportunity to learn more
about the impact of war on those who served and
those who welcomed them home, including the
roles of the Repatriation Commission and the
Soldier Settlement Scheme.”
The mailout also
includes a flyer promoting an important new
online teaching resource, Coming home: An
Investigation of the Armistice and Repatriation,
which incorporates individual soldiers’ case
studies and looks at how returned service men
and women reintegrated into the Australian
The mailout also
promotes the 2018 Anzac Day Schools Awards which
closes on 25 May 2018.
Digital copies of
the contents of the mailout can be accessed via
The Anzac Portal.
Whil Prendergast: 0427 672 815
DVA Media: 02 6289 6466
Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can
be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for
support and free and confidential counselling.
Phone 1800 011 046 (international:
+61 8 8241 4546). VVCS is a
service founded by Vietnam veterans.