THE Far North community will have the opportunity to become immersed in Australia’s First World War Story with Warren Entsch MP today announcing that a special travelling exhibition will visit Cairns in August 2016.
Mr Entsch said the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Exhibition was an exciting and
unique way to bring the Centenary of Anzac commemorations to Leichhardt.
“The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is an interactive exhibit that will give FNQ residents a unique perspective of Australia’s involvement in the First World War,” Mr Entsch said.
“From the moment people enter this exhibit, it will be as if they are stepping off a ship and onto the shores of Gallipoli. From there, as they move throughout the exhibit, they will trace the movements of Anzac Soldiers through the trenches of the Western Front and the deserts of Palestine right up to the signing of the Armistice.
“I am delighted that Cairns will be one of the 23 communities around Australia that will host this magnificent exhibition,” Mr Entsch said.
The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson, said the Australian Government and the Australian War Memorial had partnered with Telstra and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to make the exhibition possible.
“I would like to sincerely thank both Telstra and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for working with the Government on this project and making it a reality,” Senator Ronaldson said.
“One of the most important legacies that can come from the Anzac Centenary national programme is to improve community understanding and awareness of our wartime history, particularly for younger Australians.
“Attending the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is free of charge and I would strongly encourage all FNQ residents to go along see this extraordinary exhibition,” Senator Ronaldson said.
For more information on the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, visit www.SpiritofAnzac.gov.au