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Thousands return to Anzac Day Dawn Services after two years of COVID interruptions

By DANIEL LO SURDO Thousands gathered at Anzac Day Dawn Services across Sydney on Monday morning after two years of interruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cenotaph in Martin Place held the New South Wales Anzac Day Dawn Service, which was well-attended despite a rainy morning, and was the first since the pandemic […]

Man dies following Paddington scooter crash overnight

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A man in his 50s has died following a single-vehicle scooter crash in Paddington overnight. Emergency services attended the intersection of Oxford and Queen Streets in Paddington, just before 2am on Friday morning following reports a Vespa motor scooter had lost control and struck the median strip. It is believed the rider […]

RSL NSW says “ANZAC Day Is Under Threat”

BY MARCUS HAAR ANZAC Day is approaching this following Monday, originally marking the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in World War I, now it encapsulates a time to remember the contribution and suffering of all Australian and New Zealander veterans as well as those currently serving. […]

Randwick celebrates Easter weekend with food trucks, Easter egg hunt and music

By DANIEL LO SURDO Randwick has celebrated the Easter long weekend with an array of events to bring the community together. From Thursday until Monday, Malabar's Pioneers Park played host to a range of food trucks serving street food for attendees. Food trucks served street food including pizza, doughnuts and crepes, with locals encouraged to […]

The One Day Of The Year

Alan Seymour’s classic 1958 play about Anzac Day is getting a reading from a new generation of actors unfamiliar with the controversy surrounding the original performances of the play. When first performed in the early 1960s, those involved in the production and the playwright received death threats, so offensive did the public find the subject […]

ANZAC Balcony Watch

'We’re All In This Together’  is the catch cry now on social media and it was the catch cry also for two world wars when families, friends and lovers stood on their front porches or in their front yards to farewell young soldiers in their smart uniforms marching off to war. It was the same […]

Songs of WWI: An Anzac Day Concert

Independent opera company, Operantics, will be holding a special Anzac Day recital, Songs Of World War I, featuring a selection of tunes from the period. “It’s just really beautiful music that isn’t performed very often…there’s just something so hopeful about it. It’s during a period of immense turmoil and distress… but all of the music […]

Our fallen lifesavers: lest we forget

A new memorial will be unveiled at Coogee Beach later this month to commemorate the Australian surf lifesavers who served as soldiers in international conflicts since World War I. The ‘Fallen Lifesavers’ memorial will feature a statue of a digger and a lifesaver by Australian sculptor Alan Somerville with a large sandstone and grass terraced […]