Anzacs (Australians and New Zealanders) have a very proud military history, one that seems to be embraced more with each generation. Following on from the success of the Australia Day Blog Challenge proposed by Shelley from Twigs of Yore, Seonaid from the Auckland Research Centre at Auckland Libraries proposed the Waitangi Day Challenge. This went extremely well and now Seonaid has has issued the “Anzac Day Blog Challenge” to all with Australian or New Zealand military heritage.
This time, it is a joint challenge with our Digger mates from across the Ditch. Australians and New Zealanders know ANZAC Day – 25 April – as a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealanders who died at war.
So the question is do you have an Australian or New Zealander in your family tree who was killed in military operations? If so, we’d like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way their loss shaped their family history.
- Write a blog post about an Australian or New Zealander serviceman or woman’s family, and the impact war had on their family history.
- Publish your post by 25 April 2011
- Post a comment with the URL on the Auckland Research Centre’s Facebook page under discussions or on the relevant post on the Twigs of Yore blog.
- For those intending to blog, you can also register your attendance of the event of the event page that Auckland Research Centre has made for this
Some come on Australian and New Zealand bloggers, let the history of your family member be heard.