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Tuesday, 19 April 2011
As we enjoy an extra long Easter weekend, let us not forget that the additional public holiday this year is to commemorate ANZAC Day.
For the benefit of our many international students, ANZAC Day is an important national day of commemoration observed by Australians all over the world. It is a day of reflection and commemoration of the Australian and New Zealand service members who fought for their nations during the First World War and subsequent hostilities and peacekeeping operations. In Australia commemorative services are held in all major cities at dawn – the time of the original landing at Gallipoli in Turkey.
I hope that all members of our University community will take time to reflect on ANZAC Day, and I encourage you to enjoy time with family and friends over the Easter period.Above all, keep well and safe during this break.
Professor Kerry O. Cox